Student and Graduate Adaptation in the Labor Market:
the Role of Informal Social Ties
Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior Lecturer, Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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