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.

Lehmann, H. e A., Zaiceva. "Informal Employment in Russia: Definitions, Incidence, Determinants and Labor Market Segmentation" Working paper, DEMB WORKING PAPER SERIES, Dipartimento di Economia Politica - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 2014. https://doi.org/10.25431/11380_1190572

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

Zaiceva, A.
2014

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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.
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Lehmann, H.; Zaiceva, A.
Lehmann, H. e A., Zaiceva. "Informal Employment in Russia: Definitions, Incidence, Determinants and Labor Market Segmentation" Working paper, DEMB WORKING PAPER SERIES, Dipartimento di Economia Politica - Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, 2014. https://doi.org/10.25431/11380_1190572
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