Household Survival Strategies and New Forms of Employment in Russia


This part of the project was funded by the Department for International Development. It consisted of three elements:

1.) The addition of a supplement to the Goskomstat Labour Force Survey in October 1997. This data is available to researchers on a conditional basis
For various reasons the supplement was eventually conducted only in Kemerovo oblast and Komi Republic, but we have obtained the Goskomstat data for Moscow and Samara oblasts as well .

2.) A total of 37 case studies of new private enterprises. The reports, updated to summer 1998, are available to registered users of the site.

3.) A survey of all adult members of 4,000 households in Kemerovo (1,000) and Samara (1,400) cities, Syktyvkar and Lyubertsy, Moscow oblast (800 each). The survey was conducted during April and May 1998, and the data was ready for data analysis from July 1998. The individual and household questionnaires can be downloaded. Details of our household survey are also available in English: Fieldwork report; Rough translation of questionnaires; and the data is now available to researchers on a conditional basis.

New Private Sector Case Studies



Фирма Аквилон finance and insurance

Частная автомастерская auto servicing

Фирма “диал” wholesale and retail groceries

Dial supplement on training

Зао «Камена» knitwear company

Торговый дом «ЛАСТА» High class clothing stores

Страховая Корпорация Коместра Insurance company

Европейская обувь footwear traders

Подорожник Fast food chain

Социальный центр молодежи кузбасса services for young people

Улыбка dentists and dental equipment

Podorozh supplement on training





Ass grocery store

Викинг investment company

Культура (publisher)


Единорог (publishing and teaching)

Кентавр sewing company

Self-employed sandwich maker and seller

Self-employed knitting

Self-employed trader in Kaluga




Самарская Гуманитарная Академия Private college

Незарегистрированное Автосервисное Предприятие Auto service


Гудвей Catering

"Терминал - мебель”.Мебельный магазин.

Флер де Санте cosmetic pyramid selling

Торговая фирма Холодильники trading company

Apartment repair

Озон 3 security firm

Рекламное Агентство “Визави' Advertising Agency




Diversified trading firm

Звук video and photographic firm

Two taxi firms

Комитекс - трейдинг trading company

Марина Ильина и Владимир Ильин Социальная организация городского рынка:

Частная газета бесплатных объявлений: free newspaper
Papers prepared for dissemination seminars
Click on the title to download the paper as a self-extracting zip file. Then double click on the .exe file to extract the Word file. If your site does not allow you to access .exe files, or filesize does not matter to you, you can download the .doc version of the English file.
January 1998 Seminar at the Centre for Economic Performance,
London School of Economics
. All papers in English
Some papers have subsequently been revised, supplemented and updated
Simon Clarke: Employment in the new private sector in Russia ***doc version
Simon Clarke: Making ends meet in a non-monetary market economy ***doc version
Simon Clarke: Labour market behaviour and institutions. ***doc version
Papers presented to dissemination seminar in Moscow in December 1998.
Елена Варшавская, Инна Донова: Вторичная Занятость населения
Марина Карелина и Елена Варшавская: Российская «фазенда»: мифы и реальность
Ирина Козина: Реструктурирование Рынка Труда И Каналы Мобильности
Петр Бизюков: Оценка Факторов Стабильности Занятости
Татьяна Металина: Профобучение И Переквалификация На Новых Частных Предприятиях
Вероника Кабалина и Саймон Кларк: Занятость В Новом Частном Секторе
С. Ярошенко: Домашние хозяйства в условиях переходной экономики в России. Типы обеспечения питания в городских семьях.
Елена Варшавская.: социальный феномен сибирской "фазенды"
Press release for December seminar: (in English) Russian press. International press.
 This project was directed by Simon Clarke, Centre for Comparative Labour Studies, University of Warwick, conducted by the Centre for Comparative Labour Relations Research (ISITO), and funded by the Department for International Development. The project was a component part of a wider research programme funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on 'The restructuring of employment and the formation of a labour market in Russia'.
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) supports policies, programmes and projects to promote international development. DFID provided funds for this study as part of that objective but the views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) alone.