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dc.contributor.authorGorodnichenko, Yuriyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSabirianova Peter, Klaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33627-
dc.description.abstractThis study is the first to provide a systematic measure of bribery using micro-level data on reported earnings, household spending and asset holdings. We use the compensating differential framework and the estimated sectoral gap in reported earnings and expenditures to identify the size of unobserved (unofficial) compensation (i.e., bribes) of public sector employees. In the case of Ukraine, we find that public sector employees receive 24-32% less wages than their private sector counterparts. The gap is particularly large at the top of the wage distribution. At the same time, workers in both sectors have essentially identical level of consumer expenditures and asset holdings that unambiguously indicate the presence of non-reported compensation in the public sector. Using the conditions of labor market equilibrium, we develop an aggregate measure of bribery and find that the lower bound estimate of the extent of bribery in Ukraine is between 460 mln and 580 mln U.S. dollars (0.9-1.2% of Ukraine's GDP in 2003).en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1987en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ4en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelP2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordwageen_US
dc.subject.keywordwage differentialsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbriberyen_US
dc.subject.keywordUkraineen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Diensten_US
dc.subject.stwGehalten_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwUkraineen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Diensten_US
dc.subject.stwGehalten_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwUkraineen_US
dc.titlePublic sector pay and corruption: measuring bribery from micro dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn513995730en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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