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Working paper

«Новички» и «старожилы»: что говорят показатели специального стажа

Using panel data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for 1994–2014, the paper analyses the distribution of the Russian workers by tenure and estimates returns to it. We demonstrate that average tenure sharply decreased in 1990–2005 but later started to restore to its previous level, which was most likely associated with general stabilization of the Russian economy. As comparing with previous studies on tenure in Russia we provide several novelties. First, we attempt to take into account transition specificity and distinguish between “old” (before 1992) and “new” (after 1992) tenures. Second, we suggest that situation in private and state sectors of the Russian economy might differ and provide estimates separately for each. Third, we for the first time apply to the Russian case well-known Topel and Altonji – Shakotko methods to deal with the endogeneity problem. Our OLS estimates indicate that a cumulative premium for 15–20 years of tenure  in Russia reaches 15–20%. However, when instumental variable methods are used it is close to zero or even negative.