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Labour Force Participation of Married Woman in Russia

Author(s): Salim Turdaliev BSc M.A.,
Type: Article in collection
Year: 2020
Number: 16
ISSN / ISBN: 978-80-7454-935-9
Published in: DOKBAT 2020 - 16th Annual International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers (Vol. 16). Zlín: Tomas Bata University in Zlín (WoS indexed)
Publishing place: Zlín
Keywords: female labour supply, economic transition, Russian labour market
JEL codes: J21, J22, J31
Suggested Citation: Turdaliev, Salim. (2020). Labour Participation of Married Woman in Russia. In DOKBAT 2020 - 16th Annual International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers (Vol. 16). Zlín: Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Management and Economics. Retrieved from http://dokbat.utb.cz/conference-proceedings/. ISBN: 978-80-7454-935-9.
Grants: GAUK 454120 The effect of non-linear tariff on energy demand and investment in electric durables in Transition Economies: Micro data estimation and natural experiment
Abstract: Women make up a little over half the world’s population, but their contribution to
the labour force is far below its potential, with serious macroeconomic consequences.
Despite a recent progress, labour markets across the globe remain divided along
gender lines, and female LFP remains lower than the participation of their male
counterparts. This paper assesses the determinants of labour force participation of
married woman in Russia, using data obtained from Russian Longitudinal
Monitoring Survey (RLMS). The study employs two-step Heckman selection model
whose major function is to give unbiased estimators of the parameters of the wage
function, which could serve to estimate parameters of a structural equation of
participation. Two types of proxies (the presence of children and household income
characteristics) that affect the married female’s opportunity cost of working but do
not generate sample selection mechanisms are used in order to overcome the
identification problem in the first-stage wage equation. The estimated semielasticity
of married female participation to wage is equal to 0.24. The findings of the
study also indicate that such factors as gender, age, the presence of dependent
children, educational attainment, location and the religious affiliation are the
significant determinants of the LFP. The income of the other household members,
and race of the respondent, on the other hand, proved to be insignificant
determinants of labour supply. As a result, the empirical evidence provided by this
project can be useful in future assessments of current social security and
employment policies implemented in transition economies.

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