Threats of employment precarization in Russia in the context of digitalization of the economy and society

Amenazas de la precarización del empleo en Rusia en el contexto de la digitalización de la economía y la sociedad

Keywords: digitalization, precarious employment, labor market, digital economy, labor relations, employment precarization


Digitalization of public life has a serious impact on the development of social and labor relations. In spite of the fact that digitalization has many positive effects, we can point out that the issue of employment precarization is coming to the fore and it is reflected in the growth of vulnerability and social insecurity among workers. This trend is manifested to the fullest extent in the Russian society. In this regard our paper considers theoretical and practical issues of employment precarization in Russia in the context of its rapid digitalization. In the course of our analysis we clarify the concept of precarious employment, identify digitalization trends and the extent and causes of instability in the social and labor sphere. In particular, we have found out that more and more people are involved in unstable labor relations against the background of the rapidly forming digital environment in the country.


La  digitalización  de  la  vida  pública  tiene  un  grave  impacto  en  el  desarrollo  de  las  relaciones  sociales  y  laborales.  A  pesar  de  que  la  digitalización  tiene  muchos  efectos  positivos,  puede  afirmarse    que  las  cuestiones  relacionadas  con  la  precarización  del  empleo  están  cobrando  relevancia  y  se  reflejan  en  el  incremento  de  la  vulnerabilidad  y  la  inseguridad  social  de  los  trabajadores.  Esta  tendencia  se  manifiesta  en  toda  su  extensión  en  la  sociedad  rusa.  En  este  sentido,  el  artículo  analiza  las  cuestiones  teóricas  y  prácticas  de  la  precarización  del  empleo  en  Rusiaen  el  contexto  de  su  rápida  digitalización.  En   el   análisis   se   aborda   el   concepto   de   empleo   precario,   se   identifican   las   tendencias   de   la  digitalización,  el  alcance  y  las  causas  de  la  inestabilidad  en  la  esfera  laboral  y  social.  En  particular,  los  resultados   evidencian   que   cada   vez   más   personas   se   ven   afectadas   por  las  relaciones   laborales  inestables  en  el  contexto  del  entorno  de  trabajo  digital  que  se  está  formando  rápidamente  en  el  país.

Palabras clave: precarización  del  empleo;  digitalización;  empleo  precario;  mercado  de  trabajo;  economía  digital;  relaciones  laborales.





Author Biographies

Andrei Vasilevich Popov, Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Researcher, Candidate of Economics

Tatiana Sergeevna Soloveva, Vologda Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences


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Popov, A. V., & Soloveva, T. S. (2019). Threats of employment precarization in Russia in the context of digitalization of the economy and society. European Public & Social Innovation Review, 4(2), 1-13. Retrieved from
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