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The gap between the rich and the poor population of Russia in 2000 declined from 34 to 13 times, said head of the laboratory of quantitative methods for the study of regional development of the Russian economic University named after Plekhanov Elena Egorova. About it reports “Russian newspaper”.
“Of course, it’s still a pretty big gap, but the tendency to its decrease is observed in recent years, and we hope that will continue,” — said Egorov. According to her, this is due to the fact that the country recorded a reduction in the number of employees who receive wages below the subsistence minimum.
The expert also stressed that at present in Russia there is a “historically low unemployment”. She added that an equally important factor is the increase in industrial production, resulting in increased employment of workers, new jobs and rising wages.
According to Rosstat, the average salary in the country is 47 thousand rubles.
In may, Rosstat published a report in which he assessed the financial position of households for the fourth quarter of 2018. Its results found that almost half of Russian families only have enough money for food and clothes. Durable goods not available to them. After the publication of these data, the authorities of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district suspected the Agency was in error.
In October last year, the head of the constitutional court Valery Zorkin said that the main source of tension in Russia — is the unresolved socio-economic problems and excessive social inequality. He noted that the country is in poverty and lives more than 20 million people, the number of dollar millionaires among Russians is increasing annually.
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