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Job Creation and Job Destruction in Russia: Some Preliminary Evidence from Enterprise-level Data

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  • Alessandro Acquisti
  • Hartmut Lehmann

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We study job gross flows in Russia using large enterprise-level data sets from 1997 administrative records of firms in manufacturing and mining, construction and distribution and trade in four representative regions. We show that in 1997 small firms were the most successful at creating jobs while medium and large firms were mainly destroying them. Privatised firms fared no better than state-owned ones whilst new private firms outperformed firms with other ownership type as far as job creation is concerned. However, much of this superior performance seemed to have been related to labour market entry.

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Paper provided by LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven in its series LICOS Discussion Papers with number 8499.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:lic:licosd:8499

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Keywords: Job Creation and Job Destruction; Russian Labour Market;

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  1. Ciaian, Pavel & Dries, Liesbeth & Kancs, d'Artis, 2010. "Job creation and job destruction in the EU agriculture," 114th Seminar, April 15-16, 2010, Berlin, Germany 61351, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Stepan Jurajda & Katherine Terrell, 2000. "Optimal Speed of Transition: Micro Evidence from the Czech Republic," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 355, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.

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