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Title:Labor market adjustment: Is Russia different? PDF Logo
Authors:Gimpelson, Vladimir
Kapeliushnikov, Rostislav
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5588
Abstract:The paper discusses how the Russian labor market has been evolving over two decades of the transition. It starts with tracing key labor market indicators such as employment, unemployment, labor force participation, working hours, and real wages. Their dynamics indicate that the labor market tends to operate in a non-conventional fashion and far from the patterns expected initially. The authors argue that the current Russian labor market represents a peculiar model that is different from what is observed in the rest of Europe outside of the CIS. Having established this, they look at the institutional foundations that make this unconventional performance possible and proceed with discussing political economy and welfare implications. The findings are compared with the experience of other post-socialist countries.
Subjects:employment
unemployment
wages
labor market institutions
Russia
JEL:J8
J21
J31
J62
P20
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104134105
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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