The Distribution of Wages in Belarus

31 Pages Posted: 12 May 2004

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Francesco Pastore

IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Seconda Università di Napoli - Dipartimento di Discipline Giuridiche ed Economiche Italiane Europee e Comparate

Alina Verashchagina

University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Date Written: May 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords: wage distribution, returns to education, gender wage gap, wage curve, Belarus

JEL Classification: D31, J31, P2

Suggested Citation

Pastore, Francesco and Pastore, Francesco and Verashchagina, Alina, The Distribution of Wages in Belarus (May 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=545672 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.545672

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Alina Verashchagina

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