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The Gender Wage Gap and Wage Arrears in Russia: Evidence from the RLMS

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  • Christopher Gerry

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    (School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London)

  • Byung-Yeon Kim

    (University of Essex)

  • Carmen A Li

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    (Dept of Economics, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK)

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Abstract: Using the RLMS, this paper re-examines the nature of the gender wage gap in Russia between 1994 and 1998 taking into account the pervasiveness of Russia’s non-payment institutions. Investigating discrimination ‘bands’ at different sections of the income distribution and for various important sub- groups we found the following. Using censored regressions that capture the effect of wage arrears and payment inkind, the wage gap is larger than estimates derived using OLS. The wage gap is distributed unevenly both across the income distribution and between various sub-groups. Specifically, 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, in particular amongst the lowest paid workers. The evidence seems to suggest that Russian enterprise managers assigned importance to equity considerations when allocating wage arrears and payment in-kind.

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Paper provided by CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN EUROPE,School of Slavonic and East European Studies,University College London (SSEES,UCL) in its series Working Papers with number 24 Key Words: RLMS, gender wage gap, wage arrears, payment in-kind JEL classification: J31, J71, P20.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:see:wpaper:24

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  1. Guido Friebel & Sergei Guriev, 1999. "Why Russian Workers Do Not Move: Attachment of Workers Through In-Kind Payments," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 283, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
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