Informality in the Russian labor market: in the shadow of the regulation

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) Gamla torget 3, 3 floor, IRES Library
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  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Russian Studies (IRES)
  • Contact person: Jevgenija Gehsbarga
  • Phone: 018 471 1630
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The seminar is dedicated to informal employment in the Russian Federation. A brief description of the labor resources of Russia will be given, showing that there are currently processes of aging of the population. The measures taken by the government to stabilize the situation with labor resources will be highlighted. In addition, an outline of the standard of living in Russia in developed, moderately developed and depressed regions will be given. The seminar will cover the following issues: models of informal economic activity in Russia and corresponding models of informal employment, the characteristics of self-employment on the example of the study of self-employed in St. Petersburg and the Russian state initiative to formalize the self-employed and the attitude of the self-employed towards this initiative. The seminar will discuss the issue of the effectiveness of the Russian government efforts to take self-employed people under tax and insurance control.

Elena Tarando is professor at the Department of Economic Sociology, St Petersburg State University. Her research interests concern the sociology of labor markets, economic sociology and social problems. Elena Tarando is visiting Uppsala University through the Erasmus staff exchange program.