Adapting to Russia's New Labour Market: Gender and Employment Behaviour (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

Adapting to Russia's New Labour Market: Gender and Employment Behaviour (Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series)

By: Sarah Ashwin (editor)Hardback

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Economic reform in post-Soviet Russia created not only a devastating decline in living standards, but also widespread insecurity and uncertainty. This book is the first to analyse the situation from a gendered perspective, shedding new light on the way in which Russians are coping with the transformation of the labour market. The book examines gender differences in responses to economic reform, and considers the implications of these for the labour market outcomes and wider well-being of men and women during transition. Based on original research carried out by an experienced team of sociologists, the book analyses the journeys of 240 men and women through the turbulent Russian labour market of 1999-2001. It includes chapters on: *the way gender norms inherited from the Soviet era have influenced responses to transition *sex segregation and discrimination in the labour market *gender differences in work orientations and behaviour *who benefits from networks *which life events are most likely to initiate downward economic trajectories.

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Sarah Ashwin is a reader in the Industrial Relations Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has been doing field research in Russia since 1991. Her main areas of interest are workers' organization, trade unions, and gender relations. Her publications include Gender, State and Society in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (Routledge, 2000).


1. Dealing with Devastation in Russia: Men and women compared 2.The Post-Soviet Gender Order: Imperatives and implications 3. Sex Segregation and Discrimination in the New Russian Labour Market 4. Work Orientations and Employment Behaviour: Gender differences? 5. Gender Differences in Employment Behaviour in Russia's New Labour Market 6. Who Benefits from Networks? 7. Critical Life Events and Downward Trajectories

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780415349604
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9780415349604
  • weight: 492
  • ISBN10: 0415349605

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