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The Distribution of Wages in Belarus

1st Person: Verashchagina, Alina
Additional Persons: Pastore, Francesco
Type of Publication: Paper
Language: English
Published: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2004
Series: IZA Discussion Papers
Keywords: Lohnstruktur
Regionale Lohnstruktur
Regionale Arbeitslosigkeit
Wage structure
Returns to education
Wage structure
Women's earnings
Regional wage structure
Regional labour market
Online: https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/20377/1/dp1140.pdf
Description: This paper uncovers evidence on the distribution of wages in Belarus in the second half of the 1990s. The returns to education and work experience are high and stable, which is atypical for a transition country. This might be due to the pervasive role of the state in fixing wages in the dominant budget sector, rather than to market forces coming into play. Women experience contained, though largely unexplained discrimination coupled with higher than average returns to education. A wage curve effect is found, which is similar in size to that of other transition countries, but much higher than in market economies.

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