The Soviet Household under the Old Regime: Economic Conditions and Behaviour in the 1970s

The Soviet Household under the Old Regime: Economic Conditions and Behaviour in the 1970s

by Gur Ofer, Aaron Vinokur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521383986

ISBN-13: 9780521383981

Pub. Date: 03/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides the most detailed analysis to date of the economics of the Soviet urban household sector during the 1970s. It contains nine studies covering the size distribution of incomes and wealth, the incidence and causes of poverty, the labor supply of women, division of labor among household members and saving behavior. All these studies are based on a…  See more details below

Overview

This book provides the most detailed analysis to date of the economics of the Soviet urban household sector during the 1970s. It contains nine studies covering the size distribution of incomes and wealth, the incidence and causes of poverty, the labor supply of women, division of labor among household members and saving behavior. All these studies are based on a unique source of information: the returns of retrospective income surveys of Jewish immigrants to Israel and the United States and in each study Gur Ofer and Aaron Vinokur employ a cross-sectional econometric analysis of the data on individual households.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521383981
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Sources; Prologue; 1. Introduction: economics of the Soviet urban household in the 1970s; 2. Private sources of income of the Soviet urban household; 3. Soviet household saving; 4. Inequality of earnings, household income and wealth in the Soviet Union in the 1970s; 5. The distributive effects of the Social Consumption Fund in the Soviet Union; 6. The size and the structure of population in poverty in the Soviet Union; 7. Earning differentials by sex in the Soviet Union: a first look; 8. Work and family roles of Soviet women: historical trends and cross-section analysis; Appendix: demographic and economic characteristics of the sample and of the Soviet urban population; References; Index.

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