Women's Employment and Number of Children: Evidence from Rural Russia


  • Tatiana Blinova Candidate of Sociological Science, Institute of Agrarian Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Anna Vyalshina Institute of Agrarian Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Victor Rusanovskiy Saratov Social-Economic Institute of the Russian Economic University, G.V. Plekhanov


The purpose of the study is to identify the specific features and conditions of employment of rural women with different number of children. Our analysis shows that, regardless of the number of children, rural women appreciate stability and guaranteed employment. The information base of this study is the results of the comprehensive survey of living conditions of the population of the Russian Federation conducted by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) by means of questionnaire survey. The study enabled to identify the degree of satisfaction of women with different number of children in the family with the conditions of their employment (wage, working schedule, duties, in accordance with their professional education) in that rural areas of the Russian Federation. The conclusion is rural women having children feel more vulnerable in the agrarian labour market and that they are discriminated on grounds of sex and child-bearing.


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Blinova, T., Vyalshina, A., & Rusanovskiy, V. (2016). Women’s Employment and Number of Children: Evidence from Rural Russia. Journal of Rural Development, 35(2), 309–327. Retrieved from http://nirdprojms.in/index.php/jrd/article/view/100056


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