Socio-Labor Precarization in Russia: National and Subnational Features

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 15:15
Location: Hörsaal III (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Guzel BAYMURZINA, The Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Veronica VALIAKHMETOVA, SIFAT Research Center, Russia
Socio-labor precarization is one of the modern phenomena expanding all over the world and cause much alarm among state officials in many countries. The experts warn that the spread of the socio-labor precarization brings systemic risks not only for socio-labor sphere but for the whole society as well.  It has disastrous consequences for fundamental social institutes (family, education, public law, etc.),  dehumanizing  and destabilizing effect.         

Nowadays, the aggravation of the problem of unstable and insecure employment in the world  pushed a new wave of investigations provided by ILO and international teams (SUPI, ESOPE Projet etc.).

The specific feature of precarization processes in Russia is that it is mostly determined by inner factors. Among the most significant of them are: liberalization of the economy (and almost complete denial of labor standards in 1990s); uneven regional development and high level of labor market differentiation by territorial, sectorial, professional, demographic and other specific features.

The authors examine challenges of socio-labor precarization and insecure employment diffusion in one of the regions of the Russian Federation - in  the Republic of Bashkortostan. On the bases of sociological and statistical data the authors provide analysis of prerequisites, symptoms and aftereffects of insecure employment extension in Bashkortostan; identifies national and regional peculiarities of socio-labor precarization and suggest instruments for measuring and monitoring it.