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dc.contributor.authorBerger, Mark C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlomquist, Glenn C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSabirianova Peter, Klaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:11:53Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:11:53Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20138-
dc.description.abstractThe existence of compensating differentials in Russian labor and housing markets is examined using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) augmented by city and regional-specific characteristics from other sources. While Russia is undergoing transition to a market economy, we find ample evidence that compensating differentials for location-specific amenities exist in the labor and housing markets. Our estimated wage and housing value equations suggest that workers are compensated for differences in climate, environmental conditions, ethnic conflicts, crime rates, and health conditions, after controlling for worker characteristics, occupation, industry, and economic conditions, and various housing characteristics. Moreover, we find evidence that these compensating differentials exist even after controlling for the regional pay differences (?regional coefficients?) used by the Russian government to compensate workers for living in regions that are designated as less desirable. We rank 953 Russian cities by quality of life as measured by a group of eleven amenities. Sizable variation in the estimated quality of life across cities exists. The highest ranked cities tend to be in relatively warm areas and areas in the western, European part of the country. In addition, our quality of life index is positively correlated with net migration into a region, suggesting workers are attracted to amenity-rich locations. Overall, we find that sufficient market equilibrium exists and a model of compensating differentials with controls for disequilibrium yields useful information about values of location-specific amenities and quality of life in this large transition economy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 900en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelR2en_US
dc.subject.jelR1en_US
dc.subject.jelQ2en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelP3en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.jelH4en_US
dc.subject.jelD5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcompensating differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordequilibriumen_US
dc.subject.keywordhedonicen_US
dc.subject.keywordquality of lifeen_US
dc.subject.keywordamenitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordimplicit pricesen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordhousing marketen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwMieteen_US
dc.subject.stwStadtentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwWohnstandorten_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleCompensating Differentials in Emerging Labor and Housing Markets: Estimates of Quality of Life in Russian Citiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn372030815en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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