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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Dmitriy Oskin
The Reform of Public Sector Wages and Its Effect on Income Distribution
Economics
(Bachelor’s programme)
2017
This paper is dedicated to studying the effect of the recent wage reform in Russian public sector and its influence on the income distribution within it. The specific reform in question is the abandonment of the Tariff Net and its replacement with the New Wage Distribution System, which happened gradually during the period of 2007-2010. The research is based on data from Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey. The research analyses the net effect of the reform on the whole sector, as well as on the specific subgroups of public sector employees using difference-in-differences method. Two-stage ordinary least squares, as well as quantile regressions were used for estimation.

The main conclusion is that the net effect of the reform on the income of public sector employees was positive, their income has generally increased compared to their private-sector counterparts because of it. However, the effect was not homogenous: certain groups have seen hardly any benefit, while others have benefited heavily.

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