Student and Graduate Adaptation in the Labor Market: the Role of Informal Social Ties

Student and Graduate Adaptation in the Labor Market: the Role of Informal Social Ties

Krekhovets E.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior Lecturer, Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Shpilev D.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., Department of General Sociology and Social Work, NNU Lobachevsky University; Department of Criminology, Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Krekhovets E.V., Shpilev D.A. Student and Graduate Adaptation in the Labor Market: the Role of Informal Social Ties. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2020. No 8. P. 78-89


Social ties seem to play a significant role in the employment practices, including students and graduates, who are most vulnerable categories of employees. This study analyzes significance of informal social ties in the process of job search for students and graduates. We also investigate the influence of this kind of employment on the objective and subjective criteria of adaptation on the labor market. The study is based on the data of Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE). A statistically significant impact of employment through friends on the subjective indicators (such as job satisfaction) was found. On the other hand, there are no connections between employment through friends and objective indicators of adaptation on the labor market.

students; graduates; social ties; employment; job satisfaction


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