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Wage differentials between the state and private sectors in Moscow

Citation

Jovanovic, Branko & Lokshin, Michael M. (2004). Wage differentials between the state and private sectors in Moscow. Review of Income and Wealth, 50(1), 107-123.

Abstract

In this study the 1997 Russian Labor Force Survey is used to investigate wage differentials between the state and the private sector in the city of Moscow. Our analysis demonstrates that substantial differences exist between private and state sector wages. We estimate the gap between private and state sector
wages to be 14.3 percent for men and 18.3 percent for women. We also find gender differences in wages. Men in the private sector earn on average 23.7 percent more than women. The gender wage gap in the state sector is even higher at 32.5 percent. In the state sector, wages for both men and women increase as years of tenure increase. But in the private sector this is only true for men; women earn no return to tenure. The probability of employment in the private sector decreases with age and tenure

URL

http://www.roiw.org/2004/107.pdf

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

Review of Income and Wealth

Author(s)

Jovanovic, Branko
Lokshin, Michael M.