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dc.contributor.authorOshchepkov, Alekseyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-01-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T13:19:30Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T13:19:30Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27274-
dc.description.abstractInterregional differentials in nominal wages in the Russian Federation are huge compared to other countries. Using the NOBUS micro-data and a methodology based on the estimation of the wage equation augmented by aggregate regional characteristics, we show that these differentials have a compensative nature. Russian workers receive wage compensations for living in regions with a higher price level and worse non-pecuniary characteristics, such as a relatively low life expectancy, a high level of air pollution, poor medical services and a colder climate. After adjusting for these regional characteristics, the relative ranking of regions in terms of average wages changes considerably. Moreover, regional nominal wages become positively correlated with interregional migration flows. According to our estimates, half of the interregional wage variation between workers with similar productive characteristics should be considered to be compensative. These results support the view that the best policy reaction to the current high interregional wage differentials should be the removal of migration barriers and a reduction in migration costs. In general, our results show that wage compensations for regional disamenities along with differences in employment composition are able to account for about three fourths of the observed interregional variation in wages.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // German Institute for Economic Research 750en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.jelR1en_US
dc.subject.jelR2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcompensating differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional wagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage equationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinterregional migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordRussiaen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Lohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Disparitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBinnenwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwRusslanden_US
dc.titleAre interregional wage differentials in Russia compensative?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn557538238en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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