Experts Ranepa record growth in the income gap between the rich and the poor Russian citizens in 2017. Showing the level of stratification in the distribution of income ratio rose by one point in the first half. To such conclusion analysts examining the data of Rosstat. Increase in the share of income owned by a wealthy group of citizens, and growing inequality, experts explain.
“Monthly monitoring of socio-economic status and well-being of the population” prepared by experts of the Russian Academy says about seeing in this year’s growing gap of income between rich and poor Russian citizens.
Compared to the same period in 2016 the level of income inequality increased according to the Gini coefficient. This indicator reflects the degree of social stratification in relation to any of the studied trait. In the first half of the year the ratio rose by one point to 0,399 0,400. At the same time, the growth of assets ratio from 14.1% to 14.3%.
“Thus, in the first half of 2016-2017 years, there has been a small increase in income inequality, but inequality remained below the values observed in the first half of 2013-2014 years,” conclude the researchers.
Increased inequality is the increase in the share of income that belongs to a group of wealthy Russians.
To 75.8% increase in the country share of expenditures for purchase of goods and services. Last year, she was 74.3%. From 10.9% to 8.1% decrease in the share of citizens ‘ savings.