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The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data – 1997 to 2002

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  • Dohmen, Thomas

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    (University of Bonn)

  • Lehmann, Hartmut

    ()
    (University of Bologna)

  • Zaiceva, Anzelika

    ()
    (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Abstract

Using unique personnel data from one Russian firm for the years 1997 to 2002 we study the size, development and determinants of the gender earnings gap in an internal labor market during late transition. The gap is sizable but declines strongly over the entire period. Gender earnings differentials are largest for production workers who constitute the largest employee group in the firm. Various decompositions show that these differentials and their dynamics remain largely unexplained by observable characteristics at the mean and across the wage distribution. Our analysis also reveals that the earnings differentials for production workers largely stem from job assignment, as women are predominately assigned to lower paid jobs. Earnings gaps within job levels are small and almost fully explained by observed characteristics.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3428.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2008
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Publication status: published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung/Journal for Labour Market Research, 2008, 41 (2-3), 157-180.
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Keywords: gender earnings gap; personnel data; internal labor market; Russia;

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  1. Dohmen, Thomas & Lehmann, Hartmut & Zaiceva, Anzelika, 2008. "The gender earnings gap inside a Russian firm : first evidence from personnel data - 1997 to 2002," Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung - Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 41(2/3), pages 157-179.
  2. repec:iab:iabzaf:v:41:i:2/3:p:157-179 is not listed on IDEAS
  3. Thomas Dohmen & Hartmut Lehmann & Anzelika Zaiceva, 2008. "The Gender Earnings Gap inside a Russian Firm: First Evidence from Personnel Data - 1997 to 2002 ; Updated Version," ESCIRRU Working Papers, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research 6, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Pfeifer, Christian & Sohr, Tatjana, 2008. "Analysing the Gender Wage Gap Using Personnel Records of a Large German Company," IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 3533, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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