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dc.contributor.authorSabirianova Peter, Klaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:51Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:51Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20132-
dc.description.abstractThis study attempts to explain why the transition to a market economy is skill-biased. It shows unequivocal evidence on increased skill wage premium and supply of skills in transition economies. It examines whether similar skill?favoring shifts in the Russian and U.S. economies are driven by the same set of factors. Our analysis elaborates on the model of alternative theories of the increased wage skill premium and then evaluates three main hypotheses: skill-biased technological change, the market adjustment hypothesis, and the institutional factor hypothesis. To test these hypotheses, the study uses unique linked employer-employee data that spans the 16 years of the Soviet and transition periods in Russia (1985-2000), with a special emphasis on data quality, measurement errors, and retrospective biases. The main conclusion is that there is no uni-causal and time-invariant explanation for skill-biased changes in wages and employment in the Russian economy. The increased skill wage premium has been driven mainly by institutional factors during the early period and by productivity and technological change during the late transition period, and reinforced by market adjustment of wage ratio to the true differences in labor productivity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 893en_US
dc.subject.jelJ2en_US
dc.subject.jelP3en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelO3en_US
dc.subject.jelC8en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnological changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage inequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhuman capitalen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordlinked employer-employee dataen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwWettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleSkill-Biased Transition: The Role of Markets, Institutions, and Technological Changeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn372027628en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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