Poverty phenomenon in contemporary Russia

Poverty phenomenon in contemporary Russia

Tikhonova N.Ye.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Professor-researcher of National Research University Higher School of Economics; Chief Researcher, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. ntihonova@hse.ru

ID of the Article: 5934

Rubric: Poverty. ru

For citation:

Tikhonova N.Ye. Poverty phenomenon in contemporary Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 1. P. 7-19


Basing on a number of all-Russia surveys, changes in attitudes to poor people are characterized along with dynamics of their numbers in Russian society in 2003-2013 period. It is demonstrated that stigmatization of the poor in Russian society according to approaches used to conceptualize the poverty phenomenon varies from 13 to 40%. The final conclusion is that the process of transformation of the poor as a lower segment of Russian society in the socially excluded persons, in its "periphery" has already passed the point of no return.

poverty; exclusion; stigma; deprivation; social structure; strati
Content No 1, 2014