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Title of the article Alternative Estimates of Personal Income Per Capita in Russian Regions
Pages 52-70
Author Andrey Viktorovich Yantsen
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Novosibirsk State University
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Abstract Average income per capita is one of the main indicators of the standard of living. This indicator is widely used in research devoted to poverty, interregional income inequality, and is also the main reference point of success of pursued regional policies. A number of researchers note poor quality of official data on household income and call into question their reliability in some regions of Russia. The main reasons include the following: the scale of shadow economy, especially at the level of some regions; insufficient state financing of respective research; and outdated statistical methods of data processing. The author offers the method of quality checking of official statistical data on income per capita by means of a number of indirect indicators. Application of this method also allows receiving alternative estimates of the average per capita income of the population in regions of the country. On the basis of data for 2013-2014 it is shown that in a number of regions official statistical data are underestimated by more than 20%. The received alternative estimates of the average per capita income can be used in further research in place of official indicators.
Code 332.143+311
DOI 10.14530/se.2017.1.052-070
Keywords alternative estimate ♦ income per capita ♦ indirect indicator ♦ regions of Russia
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For citation Yantsen A.V. Alternative Estimates of Personal Income Per Capital in Russian Regions. Prostranstvennaya Ekonomika = Spatial Economics, 2017, no. 1,pp. 52-70. DOI: 10.14530/se.2017.1.052-070 (In Russian).
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