Elderly Support and In-Kind Transfers: Taxation Options in Rural Russia

Cynthia J. Buckley, Wayne Hickenbottom

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This paper explores the policy challenges generated by the growing post-retirement population in the rural areas of the Russian Federation. We investigate whether problems of the elderly can be eased by in-kind transfers. Traditional neoclassical criticisms of in-kind transfers are discussed, but found inappropriate to the unique conditions of rural Russia. We posit that rural pensions should continue to be subsidized with in-kind transfers, specifically those associated with agrarian production. Such transfers are justified on both economic and social grounds.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-37
Number of pages19
JournalComparative Economic Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes


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