Vladimir Gimpelson1, Anna Sharunina1,2
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 30 Sormovskoye Highway, Nizhny Novgorod, 603014, Russian Federation

Flows in the Russian Labor Market: 2000–2012

2015. Vol. 19. No. 3. P. 313–348 [issue contents]
Using RLMS–HSE dataset we analyze labor flows in the Russian labor market for 2000–2012. We document the high mobility rate and the transitive role played by non-participation. Division of all employed into three large groups (budgetary workers, workers in the corporate market sector, and employed in the non-corporate or informal sector) suggests that budgetary workers are low mobile compared to others, and informal workers and economically inactive in­dividuals have higher probabilities to become unemployed than those who work formally. The paper exploits a few methodological approaches. First, we build transition matrices allowing estimate transition probabilities. Second, the Shorrocks indexes estimate intensity of mobility. Third, the dynamic multinomial logit model explores individual determinants of inter-status tran­sitions and structural dependence from the previous labor market states. Fourth, we decompose the change in unemployment rate as the combination of incoming and outcoming flows. This procedure suggests that the decline in unemployment is explained by decrease in incoming flows while the outflows remain largely stable. Observed intensity and direction off lows fit the institutional configuration of the Russian labor market model.

Citation: Gimpel'son V., Sharunina A. (2015) Potoki na rossiyskom rynke truda: 2000–2012 gg. [Flows in the Russian Labor Market: 2000–2012]. HSE Economic Journal,  vol. 19, no 3, pp. 313-348 (in Russian)
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