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Wage determination in rural Russia: a stochastic frontier model

Citation

Ogloblin, Constantin G. & Brock, Gregory (2006). Wage determination in rural Russia: a stochastic frontier model. Post-Communist Economies, 18(3), 315-326.

Abstract

This article examines wages in rural Russia after the first decade of economic transition using data from a nationally representative household survey. The stochastic frontier analysis reveals that Russia's rural labour markets place high value on human capital. The overall level of rural wages, however, is very low, with the median wage 10% below the official subsistence level. The gender pay gap severely depresses women's wages. A woman with the same skills as a man is paid only 47% of the man's wage. Rural workers who receive income from their personal plots accept significantly lower wages. Private firms pay considerably higher wages than state or collectively owned firms, but account only for one fifth of rural workers.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14631370600881945

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2006

Journal Title

Post-Communist Economies

Author(s)

Ogloblin, Constantin G.
Brock, Gregory