Foreign workers mobility in Russian labor market

Foreign workers mobility in Russian labor market

Varshavskaya E.Ya.

Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Prof., Department of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Graduate School of Business, HSE University, Moscow, Russia

Denisenko M.B.

Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Director, Vishnevsky Institute of Demography, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia

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Varshavskaya E.Ya., Denisenko M.B. Foreign workers mobility in Russian labor market. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 4. P. 63-73


Analyzed is mobility of foreign workers in the transition from the last job in the country of origin to the first work in the RF. In in case of change of work in Russia it is shown that on the Russian labour market not very very popular are people with professional skills, education and qualification of migrants, primarily of high level; demand for labour migrants is shifting in direction of more simple, unskilled work.

labour migration; labour market; mobility of foreign workers
Content No 4, 2014