Housing and income distribution in Russia : Zhivago's legacy

@inproceedings{Buckley1997HousingAI,
  title={Housing and income distribution in Russia : Zhivago's legacy},
  author={Robert M. Buckley and Eugene N. Gurenko},
  year={1997}
}
The inadequacy of housing and its effect on the quality of life go a long way toward explaining many aspects of Russian life, but little data has been available to determine how housing affected the relative well-being of the citizenry. This paper presents comprehensive data examining for the first time the effect that seventy years of a socialist housing allocation scheme had on the distribution of income. It seems clear that housing provided by the government or by employers has a value that… CONTINUE READING

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