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Transition to Postindustrial Society? A Study of the Service Sector Employment in Russia


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  • Lukiyanova Anna



The transition to market economic systems in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union involves fundamental shifts in the sectoral allocation of resources, in particular, dramatic changes in employment structures. Development of services in Russia turns to be more impressive than in many other transitional countries. This pa-per uses the Baumol-Fuchs model of the service sector expansion to estimate underdevelopment of services in Russia prior the transition and measure the progress in catching-up that has taken place thus far. Based on the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (1994-2000) empirical analysis demonstrates that sectoral variation in the difference between withdrawal from and entrance to the labor force is the main reason of changing distribution of labor. For job-to-job transitions low quality of current job matches, tenure effects and labor market segmentation are the most important explanation of intersectoral labor mobility.

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Paper provided by EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS in its series EERC Working Paper Series with number 03-09e.

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Length: 57 pages
Date of creation: 18 Dec 2003
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Handle: RePEc:eer:wpalle:03-09e

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Keywords: Russia; transition; labor mobility; sectoral restructuring; services;

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Cited by:
  1. Anna LUKIYANOVA, 2008. "Structure and Distribution of Earnings in Russia, 1994–2003," The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (JCES), The Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES), The Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES), vol. 4, pages 9-40, December.
  2. Tatyana Teplova, 2005. "Balancing Work and Care in the Post-Soviet Russian Labour Market," Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics 05-04, Carleton University, Department of Economics.


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