Obvious and not-obvious consequences of economic crises for Russians

Tikhonova N.Ye.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Professor-researcher of National Research University Higher School of Economics; Chief Researcher, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. ntihonova@hse.ru

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Tikhonova N.Ye. Obvious and not-obvious consequences of economic crises for Russians. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 12. P. 16-27


Basing on all-Russian surveys, characteristics of main consequences of 2014–2015 economic crisis are compared to those of previous crises. It is demonstrated that along with their obvious consequences (growing prices, lay-offs etc.) no less serious is resulting change in relationships between employers and employees accompanied by rising work load on personnel, falling wages against a backdrop of prices growth, and noticeable growth in the non-compliance of statutory rights of employees. In-between the crises the negative changes are fixed and each following crisis reinforces them.

economic crises; inequalities; labor relations; employment; unemployment; labor remuneration; incomes
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