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Title:Are public sector workers underpaid in Russia? Estimating the public-private wage gap PDF Logo
Authors:Gimpelson, Vladimir
Lukiyanova, Anna
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3941
Abstract:The paper starts with discussing institutional framework for public sector wage setting in Russia. Given that individual choice of the sector is endogenous to wages, the authors recommend alternative econometric techniques for the public-private wage gap estimation. Applying switching regression that allows correcting for non-random sector selection, the paper provides wage gap estimates for various demographic, occupational, and territorial population subgroups. As it is shown, there is significant cross-group variation in the wage gap. The paper concludes that to eliminate the negative gap wages in the public sector should be linked to the private sector wages at the regional level.
Subjects:Public sector
JEL:J31
J45
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090209112
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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