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Non-standard Employment and the Russian Labor Market


  • V. Gimpel’son
  • R. Kapelyushnikov.


The article focuses on diversification and destandartization of employment in the Russian economy. The authors discuss global and objective preconditions for this process but underline a few specific features of the Russian case. The latter are due to the market transition as well as to incomplete and selective enforcement of the excessively restrictive employment protection legislation. This explains high incidence of household-based subsistence farming, underemployment, time-related overemployment, informal employment against low level of formal contracts for fixed-term or part-time employment. Using representative data the authors illustrate all major forms of non-standard employment in Russia that have evolved since 1992.

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  • V. Gimpel’son & R. Kapelyushnikov., 2006. "Non-standard Employment and the Russian Labor Market," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 1.
  • Handle: RePEc:nos:voprec:2006-01-8

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    1. Commander, Simon & Liberman, Leonid & Yemtsov, Ruslan, 1993. "Wage and employment decisions in the Russian economy : an analysis of developments in 1992," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1205, The World Bank.
    2. Peter J. Luke & Mark E. Schaffer, 1999. "Wage Determination in Russia: An Econometric Investigation," CERT Discussion Papers 9908, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
    3. Shakhnovich Ruvim & Yudashkina Galina, 2001. "Wage-Setting and Employment Behavior of Enterprises during the Period of Economic Transition," EERC Working Paper Series 01-04e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
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    1. Tatiana Karabchuk, 2012. "Temporary employment in Russia: why mostly men?," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 9(2), pages 279-303, August.
    2. Ibragimov Marat & Jovlon Karimov & Elena Permyakova, 2013. "Unemployment and output dynamics in CIS countries: Okun's law revisited," EERC Working Paper Series 13/04e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
    3. Karabchuk Tatiana, 2009. "Determinants of temporary employment for men and women in Russia," EERC Working Paper Series 09/11e, EERC Research Network, Russia and CIS.
    4. Tatiana KARABCHUK, 2011. "Temporary employment in Russia: why mostly men?," Scientific Bulletin - Economic Sciences, University of Pitesti, vol. 10(1), pages 42-60.

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