Migrant Workers in Russia: Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

1st Edition

Anna-Liisa Heusala, Kaarina Aitamurto

Routledge
Published April 10, 2018
Reference - 162 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138588189 - CAT# K377392
Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

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Summary

Russia has a very large pool of economic migrants, up to 25% of the workforce according to some estimates. Although many migrants, many from former Soviet countries which are now independent, entered Russia legally, they frequently face bureaucratic obstacles to legal employment and Russian citizenship, factors which have led to a very large “shadow economy”. This book presents a comprehensive examination of migrant labour in Russia. It describes the nature of migrant labour, explores the shadow economy and its unfortunate consequences, and discusses the rise of popular sentiment against migrants and the likely impact. The book also sets the Russian experiences of migrant labour in context, comparing the situation in Russia with that in other countries with significant migrant labour workforces.

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