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Informal Employment in Russia: Definitions, Incidence, Determinants and Labor Market Segmentation

Hartmut Lehmann () and Anzelika Zaiceva ()

Center for Economic Research (RECent) from University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics "Marco Biagi"

Abstract: This paper takes stock of informal employment in Russia analyzing its incidence and determinants, developing several measures of informal employment and demonstrating that the incidence varies widely across the different definitions. We, however, show that the determinants of informal employment are roughly stable across the different measures. We also estimate an informal-formal wage gap at the means and across the entire wage distributions. We find only weak evidence for labor market segmentation in Russia for salaried workers but establish a segmented informal sector with a lower free entry tier and an upper rationed tier when including the self-employed and entrepreneurs

Keywords: Informal employment; transition economies; labor market segmentation; Russia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J40 P23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-ger, nep-iue and nep-tra
Date: 2014-03
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