Transformation problems of social safety net amid Russian economic modernization

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Vesntik TSU. Economy (#11). 2013

Transformation problems of social safety net amid Russian economic modernization

About the author:

Alla G. Leontyeva,
Cand. Econ. Sci., Professor, Head of Department for Mathematical Methods, Information Technologies and Management Systems in Economics, Institute for Finance and Economics, Tyumen State University


This article tackles the transformation problems of Russian social protection institutions caused by the transition to development on modern lines. The purpose is to analyze the system of social safety net spread in constituent entities of the Russian Federation and the Ural Federal Okrug in 2000-2012. A new welfare strategy has been substantiated and the importance to aim the system at the increase in human capital and its reproduction on an expanded scale has been highlighted. This study also focuses on the adaptation of the social safety net to the globalization.
The researcher analyzes how the qualities of the human capital conform to the objectives of the economic modernization in the districts of Russia. Thus, the current social safety net has been revealed to be suffering from some contradictions. Furthermore, it becomes important to apply those methods in social protection that will increase the share of the middle class in the country. We suggest new ways of responding to the main challenges in raising the human capital.


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