Reforming the L’goty system: the future of in-kind benefits in post-Soviet Russia

Rasell, Michael and Wengle, Suzanne (2008) Reforming the L’goty system: the future of in-kind benefits in post-Soviet Russia. Russian Analytical Digest, 47 (1). pp. 6-9. ISSN 1863-0421

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Abstract

Th e “monetization” of social benefi ts was one of the most contested pieces of legislation during President
Putin’s time in offi ce, prompting mass protests when it came into force in January 2005. Th e reform was
designed to cash out in-kind benefi ts and reallocate responsibility for welfare services between the federal
government and the regions. Th e new system was accompanied by rhetoric about targeting welfare resources
to the poor and addressing inequalities in welfare provision. Although many elements of the Soviet-era l’goty
system were retained, the reforms marked a signifi cant overhaul of Russia’s welfare provision and have important
consequences for the regionalization of social policy and the introduction of means-testing.

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Additional Information:Th e “monetization” of social benefi ts was one of the most contested pieces of legislation during President Putin’s time in offi ce, prompting mass protests when it came into force in January 2005. Th e reform was designed to cash out in-kind benefi ts and reallocate responsibility for welfare services between the federal government and the regions. Th e new system was accompanied by rhetoric about targeting welfare resources to the poor and addressing inequalities in welfare provision. Although many elements of the Soviet-era l’goty system were retained, the reforms marked a signifi cant overhaul of Russia’s welfare provision and have important consequences for the regionalization of social policy and the introduction of means-testing.
Keywords:Russian, L'goty system, reform, in-kind benefits
Subjects:R European Languages, Literature and related subjects > R700 Russian and East European studies
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:3650
Deposited By: Rosaline Smith
Deposited On:12 Nov 2010 13:15
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:50

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