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The gender gap in wages in Russia from 1992 to 1995

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  • Elena Glinskaya

    () (The World Bank, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA)

  • Thomas A. Mroz

    () (Department of Economics and Carolina Population Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB#8120, University Square, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA)

Abstract

This paper examines the gender gap in wages in Russia from 1992 to 1995. It uses data on prime aged men and women from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) and focuses on those living in urban areas. Differences in hours of work appear to explain about one half of the gender differential, but there is still a large differential in average hourly wages between men and women. Observable differences in characteristics between men and women explain almost none of the differential or the changes through time.

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  • Elena Glinskaya & Thomas A. Mroz, 2000. "The gender gap in wages in Russia from 1992 to 1995," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 13(2), pages 353-386.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:13:y:2000:i:2:p:353-386 Note: Received: 29 October 1997/Accepted: 24 January 2000
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    Keywords

    Wage inequality; gender differences; Russian transition;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population

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