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The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia - Simon Clarke

The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia

By: Simon Clarke (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9781858988313
Number Of Pages: 328

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Clarke (sociology, U. of Warwick, England) draws on data from statistical surveys and case studies collected within the framework of a large-scale collaborative research program by development agencies on the restructuring of labor and employment in Russia. He reviews the historical context and tackles theoretical issues before providing a detailed analysis of the development of the labor market through the interaction of strategies by employers and employees. Two more volumes are expected to emerge from the study, on the segmentation of the Russian labor market and on household survival strategies, presumably during those long months or years when workers are not being paid.

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Formation of a Labour Market in Russia?p. 1
Theories of the labour market: economics and sociologyp. 2
The collection and analysis of datap. 5
Outline of the bookp. 8
The Russian Labour Marketp. 13
The labour market in the soviet periodp. 13
The administrative allocation of labourp. 13
Labour mobilityp. 16
Labour market intermediariesp. 19
Labour market policyp. 20
The impact of perestroika on the soviet labour marketp. 22
The labour market in the period of radical reformp. 25
Structural changes in employment in the period of reformp. 26
The differentiation of payp. 32
Does the Russian labour market work?p. 35
Labour market theory and the dispersion of wagesp. 46
Management Employment Strategyp. 53
Structure and functions of the soviet enterprisep. 55
Employment strategy in the soviet enterprisep. 61
Enterprise survival and managerial employment strategiesp. 66
The preservation of the labour collectivep. 74
Wage and employment policy in the first phase of reformp. 76
The employment consequences of deepening crisisp. 78
Bringing employment under control: initiatives from belowp. 84
Preservation of the nucleus of the labour collectivep. 88
Keeping the bestp. 91
Reducing the restp. 96
The limits of decentralisationp. 106
Bringing the number employed into correspondence with the demands of productionp. 107
Flexibility and temporary workersp. 112
The limits of centralisationp. 119
The polarisation of industrial enterprisesp. 125
Hiring policies of industrial enterprisesp. 129
Hiring through connectionsp. 132
Hiring from the streetp. 141
Labour market intermediariesp. 144
New private enterprisesp. 149
Conclusionp. 158
The Motivation of Workers and the Russian Labour Marketp. 162
Why do people change jobs in Russia?p. 163
Does labour market behaviour differ between small towns and big cities?p. 174
Characteristics of the enterprise, branch and sector of the economyp. 175
Gender, age and labour market behaviourp. 178
Education and employment statusp. 183
The impact of reformp. 186
Why do people not leave their jobs?p. 188
The fear of not being able to find another jobp. 192
The worker as a 'hostage' to the enterprisep. 193
Attachment to the jobp. 194
Who changes jobs?p. 195
Labour Market Behaviour: How do People Get Their Jobs?p. 199
The institutional framework of the labour marketp. 199
The channels of labour mobilityp. 202
The job placement of young peoplep. 214
The system of distributionp. 214
Starting a career in post-soviet Russiap. 216
The nomenklatura systemp. 220
Deciding to change jobsp. 222
Personal connectionsp. 224
Personal connections as a source of informationp. 225
Personal connections as a source of helpp. 228
Independent job searchp. 238
Creating one's own jobp. 241
Use of advertisementsp. 242
Use of institutional channels: state employment servicep. 244
Private labour exchangesp. 247
Transitions through unemploymentp. 248
Transitions to the new private sectorp. 255
Evaluation of alternative channelsp. 259
Channels of hiring and labour market segmentationp. 263
Sources of Data on Income and Employmentp. 273
Official data sourcesp. 273
The collection and reporting of official statisticsp. 273
The labour force surveyp. 275
Statistical reporting by enterprisesp. 276
Administrative estimates of employmentp. 279
Evaluation of data sources on employment trendsp. 282
Official data on wagesp. 285
p. 287
Publicly available datasetsp. 287
Other surveysp. 288
Isito research datap. 289
Work history surveyp. 289
Labour Force Survey Supplementp. 290
Household surveyp. 290
Case studiesp. 291
The citiesp. 293
Referencesp. 299
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9781858988313
ISBN-10: 1858988314
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61

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