Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20377
Authors: 
Verashchagina, Alina
Pastore, Francesco
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1140
Abstract: 
This paper uncovers evidence on the distribution of wages in Belarus in the second half of the 1990s. The returns to education and work experience are high and stable, which is atypical for a transition country. This might be due to the pervasive role of the state in fixing wages in the dominant budget sector, rather than to market forces coming into play. Women experience contained, though largely unexplained discrimination coupled with higher than average returns to education. A wage curve effect is found, which is similar in size to that of other transition countries, but much higher than in market economies.
Subjects: 
wage distribution
returns to education
gender wage gap
wage curve
Belarus
JEL: 
D31
P2
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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