Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89829
Authors: 
Slonimczyk, Fabian
Gimpelson, Vladimir
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7703
Abstract: 
Informality is a defining characteristic of labor markets in developing and transition countries. This paper analyzes patterns of mobility across different forms of formal and informal employment in Russia. Using the RLMS household panel we estimate a dynamic multinomial logit model with individual heterogeneity and correct for the initial conditions problem. Simulations show that structural state dependence is weak and that transition rates from informal to formal employment are not lower than from other origin states. These results lend support to the integrated view of the labor market.
Subjects: 
informality
labor mobility
initial conditions problem
state dependence
JEL: 
J6
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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