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Who is satisfied with their pay? Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey

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  • Dubnovitskaya, Anastasia

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his study is to shed more light on the relation of pay satisfaction with the average wages of individuals with the same characteristics and the deviation of the actual wages from that average (a.k.a. social comparison). The study reveals that social comparison plays a greater role in determining pay satisfaction than mere pay amount. The contribution of both factors to pay satisfaction is fairly stable and does not exhibit any drastic changes from 2002 to 2019. The deviation of actual wages from the average level contributes twice as much as the reference group average into the individual’s pay satisfaction.

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  • Dubnovitskaya, Anastasia, 2021. "Who is satisfied with their pay? Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 64, pages 49-69.
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    Keywords

    pay satisfaction; job satisfaction; social comparison; distributive justice; relative earnings; RLMS HSE.;
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    JEL classification:

    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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