Fragility of labor and employment in the modern world

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This article reveals the key factors (economic, technological, demographic, socio-cultural, gender) and the ongoing/emerging changes in the social and labor system of society. Changes affect all spheres and contexts without exception (labor market, organization and working conditions, population employment system, management and labor processes, content, workplace culture and ethics.) At the same time, they are often contradictory, and not necessarily tangible, perceived or evaluated as changes. Multiplicity and scale, acceleration and capacity of changes form the conditions for the development of a new quality of the system — its fragility. The fragility is understood as the actual distribution of essentially new and uncontrolled processes and phenomena within the social labor system behind the external facade of its integrity and stability. Experts and politicians everywhere are asking questions about whether it is possible to overcome the current state of affairs and what the future is going to be for social labor and employment. It is important for the scientific community to determine the principles of theoretical analysis and the means of modern labor sphere investigating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-71
Number of pages24
JournalSotsiologicheskiy Zhurnal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Digitalization
  • Employment
  • Fragility
  • Labor
  • Transformation processes


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