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Informal Employment in Russia: Why is it so Sustainable?

Economic sociology - The European electronic newsletter. 2012. Vol. 13. No. 2. P. 29-36.
Karabchuk T.

The focus of the paper is informal employment in Russia, particularly its development and dynamics as well as the measurement problems and previous research review. The author is trying to explain why it is so sustainable both in the period of crisis and in the period of economic growth. The main conclusions are that the constant increasing rates of the informal employment (almost 20% of all employed) is explained by the dominant strategy of balancing work in the formal and informal sectors and positive evaluations of its benefits  and joint interests of the informal workers and their employers.