The reallocation of workers and jobs in Russian industry

New evidence on measures and determinants

J. David Brown, John S. Earle

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    Abstract

    Gross job and worker flows in Russian industry are studied using panel data from a survey of 530 firms selected through national probability sampling. The data permit examination of several crucial measurement issues, including the timing and definition of employment and the role of reorganizations, and they contain rich information on firm characteristics. We find that new and reorganized firms display larger flows than unreorganized enterprises. Product market dispersion and managerial and dispersed outsider ownership are associated with greater worker churning, and unionization and concentrated outsider ownership with less. There is little evidence that the average firm's employment adjustments have become more responsive to adjustment costs during the transition, but private ownership and product market competition appear to increase responsiveness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-252
    Number of pages32
    JournalEconomics of Transition
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Outsider
    Ownership
    Reallocation
    Industry
    Workers
    Responsiveness
    Employment adjustment
    Private ownership
    Adjustment costs
    Large firms
    Firm characteristics
    Sampling
    Panel data
    Product market
    Reorganization
    Product market competition
    Worker flows
    Job flows
    Unionization

    Keywords

    • Job creation
    • Job destruction
    • Labour turnover
    • Russia
    • Transition
    • Worker flows

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