Потребительское поведение и социально-экономическое положение домохозяйств в условиях кризиса
The article examines labor migration from small Russian towns: prevalence of the phenomenon, the direction and duration of trips, spheres of employment and earnings of migrants, social and economic benefits of migration for households. The representative surveys of households and migrant-workers by a standardized interview were conducted in four selected towns. Authors draw a conclusion about high labor spatial mobility of the population of small towns and existence of positive effects for migrant’s households and the economy of towns themselves. Keywords: small towns, Russian households, labor migration, wages.
Ph.D. project proposal of innovative consumption practices study with focus on computer and Internet utilization in Russian households is presented in the paper. It is suggested to use concepts from diffusion of innovations and theories of practice as the bases for the theoretical framework of this empirical study. Theories of practice are particularly relevant for consumption studies as they allow overcoming major limitations of sociological and economic research and theorizing in this area.