Accession Number:

ADA386868

Title:

The Determinants of Private and Government Sector Earnings in Russia

Descriptive Note:

Working paper

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

So far little is known about how private sector earnings in Russia compare to those in the still strong government sector. This paper estimates sectoral earnings equations for rural and urban men and women which control for 1 Self-selection into the workforce and 2 Self-selection into either the private or government sector, while allowing for simultaneity in the selection decisions. The selection controls are found to have a considerable effect on the estimated sectoral earnings differentials for all four sample groups. Earnings differentials are examined by age, education, and unobserved skill. Expected earnings are found to be higher in the private sector for most groups.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE