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The gender wage gap and wage arrears in Russia: Evidence from the RLMS

Gerry, Christopher J and Kim, Byung-Yeon and Li, Carmen A (2004) 'The gender wage gap and wage arrears in Russia: Evidence from the RLMS.' Journal of Population Economics, 17 (2). pp. 267-288. ISSN 0933-1433

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Abstract

This paper re-examines the gender wage gap in Russia between 1994 and 1998 taking into account the pervasiveness of Russia's non-payment institutions. Using censored regression techniques we investigate wage discrimination at different sections of the income distribution and for various important sub-groups. We find that the wage gap is distributed unevenly. Most notably, women at the lower end of the income distribution suffer the highest degree of discrimination. However, we find that wage arrears and payment in-kind attenuated wage discrimination, particularly amongst the lowest paid workers, suggesting that Russian enterprise managers assigned importance to equity considerations when allocating these forms of non-payment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Russia; gender wage gap; wage arrears; payment in-kind
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2012 16:03
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 16:03
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3614

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