of public sector employees have a higher education. In private companies, only 26.7% of employees have a higher education.
This is explained by the fact that many jobs in the public sector require a certain level of education. Employees with advanced diplomas also number higher in the public sector at 32.2%, versus 27.4% in the private sector.
These data were presented in a report by Anna Sharunina, Junior Research Fellow at the HSE’s Centre for Labour Market Studies, called 'Where do the ‘sovereigns’ live well in Rus’? An interregional analysis of inter-sector compensation differences in Russia’s regions.'