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Whether the foreign workers are discriminated in the Russian labor market?
[Дискриминируются Ли Иностранные Работники На Российском Рынке Труда?]


  • Vakulenko, Elena (Вакуленко, Елена)

    () (NRU HSE)

  • Leukhin, Roman (Леухин, Роман)

    () (NRU HSE)


The article aims - to find out with the help of decomposition of wage differences Oaxaca-Blinder, discriminated whether foreign workers in the Russian labor market. An estimate of the discrimination is made on the basis of information on applications for quotas of Russian employers, provided by the Federal Service for Labour and Employment of the Russian Federation, and the HSE RLMS data for 2009-2013. The results indicate the presence of significant discrimination against foreign workers. During the reporting period, the average wages of Russian workers with a capacity of migrants exceeded the average salary of migrant workers in an average of 40%, with the largest contribution to the discriminatory gap making industry, which employs workers. The authors also put forward and substantiate the hypothesis that the lower wages of foreign workers do not reduce the wages of Russians employed in adjacent positions.

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  • Vakulenko, Elena (Вакуленко, Елена) & Leukhin, Roman (Леухин, Роман), 2016. "Whether the foreign workers are discriminated in the Russian labor market?
    [Дискриминируются Ли Иностранные Работники На Российском Рынке Труда?]
    ," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 1, pages 121-142, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:e16011

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    discrimination; international labor migration; decomposition of Oaxaca-Blinder;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population


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