Senior Associate Researcher
Adress: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Education and academic positions:
Academic interests: economic sociology, Russian labour market, nonstandard employment, formal and inormal employment, inequality and stratification, women in a labour market, health and nonstandard employment.
"Career VS Children: the Effects of Institutional Background on Females` Subjective Well-beeing across Europe" (completed)
Brief review of the project
The paper deals with life satisfaction among women depending on their status on the labour market and number of children they have. The author claims that women living in the countries with more liberal labour laws and open labour markets are happier to have children than those women who have to re-enter labour market in the countries with very rigid labour legislation. The hypothesis is tested with the help of the WVS data for 2005-2009 years, including 35 countries.
Tatiana used such methods as propensity score matching and multilevel regression analysis. The main dependent variable is Subjective Well-being index on individual level and core explaining variables on country level are Employment Protection Legislation (EPL) index, level of female unemployment in the country and duration of child care benefit payment. Empirical results using both chosen methods confirm researcher’s theoretical assumptions.
The results proved the tested hypothesis and showed that females are happier in those countries with family oriented labour legislations at the same time where it is easy to find a new job.
The project deals with the problem of police wage setting in comparative perspective. Based on unique data set, collected in four post-soviet countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria and Latvia) the research provides the comparative study focusing on the wage differentials in police and the probability for informal earnings. The survey had unique questionnaire for all four countries and the sample size for each country comprises of about 500 policemen. The respondents were asked to answer about 50 questions about their current position, wage, attitude toward bribes and extra income, consumption behavior, social guarantees and some other. The authors disclose the determinants of wage differentials inside the police, identifying as independent variables such as tenure, department, rank-position and place of living. The paper shows that the positive links between the wage size and attitudes towards informal payments take place only in Russia, but not in all other four countries. The same is true for the difference between the real and ideal wage stated by policemen.
Subjective Well-being of Atypically Employed (together with Natalia Soboleva)
The paper aims to disclose the effects of employment type (permanent/temporary, full-time/part-time,formal/informal, self-employed/hired) on subjective well-being across Europe (20 countries). At the endof the 20th century a bigger demand for flexible labour relations was accompanied by a value shift to the expansion of individual freedom, tolerance and creativity (Inglehart & Welzel). The authors useEuropean Social Survey (2010) as empirical basis for the analysis. The main research tested idea of thepaper is that countries with more liberal institutional background (labor legislation) have higher rates ofsubjective well-being irrespective of the employment type. With the help of multilevel and OLSregression analysis authors declare the following results: temporary employment has a negative impactupon subjective well-being whereas informal, part-time and self-employment influence subjective wellbeingpositively. Both employment protection legislation and long-term unemployment rate (indicatorsfor rigidness of the labor market) have a negative impact on subjective well-being. Including theseindicators in the model eliminates the effect of informal and part-time employment upon lifesatisfaction whereas the effects of temporary and self-employment remain significant.
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