Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 267–288 | Cite as

The gender wage gap and wage arrears in Russia: Evidence from the RLMS

  • Christopher J. GerryEmail author
  • Byung-Yeon Kim
  • Carmen A Li


This paper re-examines the gender wage gap in Russia between 1994 and 1998 taking into account the pervasiveness of Russia’s non-payment institutions. Using censored regression techniques we investigate wage discrimination at different sections of the income distribution and for various important sub-groups. We find that the wage gap is distributed unevenly. Most notably, women at the lower end of the income distribution suffer the highest degree of discrimination. However, we find that wage arrears and payment in-kind attenuated wage discrimination, particularly amongst the lowest paid workers, suggesting that Russian enterprise managers assigned importance to equity considerations when allocating these forms of non-payment.


Russia gender wage gap wage arrears payment in-kind 

JEL classification

J31 J71 P20 


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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Gerry
    • 1
    Email author
  • Byung-Yeon Kim
    • 2
  • Carmen A Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesSchool of Slavonic and East European StudiesLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsSogang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of EssexU.K

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