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Electronic Self-employment in Russia

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  • D. STREBKOV
  • A. SHEVCHUK.

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The paper is devoted to electronic self-employment as a new phenomenon of the labor market in the information society. The authors analyze the growing sector of self-employed professionals (freelancers) working remotely via Internet. Extensive quantitative data from online standardized surveys reveal the main demographic, social and professional characteristics of Russian-speaking e-lancers, as well as motivational, organizational and financial issues.

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  • D. Strebkov & A. Shevchuk., 2011. "Electronic Self-employment in Russia," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 10.
  • Handle: RePEc:nos:voprec:2011-10-6
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    1. Shevchuk, Andrey & Strebkov, Denis, 2012. "Freelancers in Russia: Remote work patterns and e-markets," economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, vol. 13(2), pages 37-45.
    2. Mahsma Mariya B., 2013. "Informal Employment of Rural Population of Ukraine," Business Inform, RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS of NAS (KHARKIV, UKRAINE), Kharkiv National University of Economics, issue 7, pages 175-180.
    3. Andrey Shevchuk & Denis Strebkov, 2013. "Freelance contracting in the digital age: informality, virtuality and social ties," HSE Working papers WP BRP 12/SOC/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    4. Shannon Davis & Andrey Shevchuk & Denis Strebkov, 2014. "Pathways to Satisfaction with Work-Life Balance: The Case of Russian-Language Internet Freelancers," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 35(4), pages 542-556, December.

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