By Sarah Ashwin

Financial reform in post-Soviet Russia created not just a devastating decline in residing criteria, but additionally frequent lack of confidence and uncertainty. This booklet is the 1st to examine the placement from a gendered viewpoint, laying off new gentle at the means during which Russians are dealing with the transformation of the labour marketplace. The ebook examines gender transformations in responses to financial reform, and considers the consequences of those for the labour industry results and wider health and wellbeing of fellows and girls in the course of transition. in line with unique study conducted through an skilled staff of sociologists, the ebook analyses the trips of 240 women and men throughout the turbulent Russian labour industry of 1999-2001. It contains chapters on: *the method gender norms inherited from the Soviet period have stimulated responses to transition *sex segregation and discrimination within the labour marketplace *gender adjustments in paintings orientations and behavior *who merits from networks *which existence occasions are probably to begin downward fiscal trajectories.

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19 The mean male monthly wage at stage four was 3,382 roubles as opposed to 2,140 for women. This was calculated on the basis of data from 144 respondents—84 women and 61 men. The missing data either indicated the lack of a ‘main’ job, or the unwillingness of the respondent to itemise their income. 20 The male mean monthly income was 3,357 roubles as compared with 2,287 for women. These means are based on the full sample at stage four. 21 State statistics on employment in different sectors (by property type) are not divided by gender.

They promoted and institutionalised a distinctive gender order in which the roles of men and women were defined according to the perceived needs of the communist state. Work was central to the Soviet project and was defined by the 1918 constitution as ‘a duty of all citizens of the republic’ (Akhapkin, 1970:156). Work was seen not only as an economic duty of men and women, but was also considered crucial to their social and political integration. Women, however, were also deemed to have a demographic duty to the state, and correspondingly their prescribed role was that of ‘worker-mothers’.

In contrast to the LFS figures, the female registered unemployment rate has always been higher than the male. 1 per cent respectively (Goskomstat, 2003:130). 6 per cent of the economically active population (Goskomstat, 2003:129). 8 This research design was shaped by the strengths of the regional teams. The Ul’yanovsk team had considerable experience in interviewing young people; the Syktyvkar team were already engaged in research on poverty, while the Komi republic was an area where a new form of means-testing was being piloted to identify the poor; the Samara team had done labour market research, including an analysis of the Employment Service with Simon Clarke; Marina Kiblitskaya of the Moscow team had valuable experience interviewing industrial workers, while her counterpart Irina Popova was already engaged in research on the fate of poorly-paid professionals.

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