Analysis and Investigation of Integration Models of Russian and North American Markets of Labor

Author: Felix I. Sharkov 

Communicology. 2017. Vol.5. No.6
Sharkov Felix Izosimovich, Dr. Sc. (Soc.), Professor, Head of Department of public relations and Media Policy, Institute of Public Administration and Management, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Address: 119571, Moscow, Vernadsky av., 84. E-mail:

Abstract. The labor market, as a socio-economic system is stochastic, i.e. a system with predominance of random processes. The labor market is always in a state of unstable equilibrium. Therefore, even the most insignificant disturbances can provoke an avalanche-developing crisis of the whole complex of established economic and social institutions, which is observed in the conditions of the global financial crisis. The imbalance in the labor market is manifested in a multiple gap in demand and supply for individual specialties. The imbalance of the labor market often appears in problem areas. In violation of both domestic and foreign labor markets, intensive chaotic communication processes of the unemployed occur in search of a workplace or better work in the labor market space. To determine the degree of imbalance in the labor market, it is proposed to diagnose this object according to the most significant indicators. For each of the following indicators, it is possible to determine levels (ranks), the integrated total score for which will allow to determine the degree of imbalance in the labor market (for example, completely unbalanced, unbalanced, partially unbalanced, unbalanced, functioning normally (balanced), stable functioning (balance of indicators in stable state), stably balanced (balance indicators are stable in the given interval), fully balanced (market balance in the quality of such indicators in the forecasted period does not cause any doubts). The author suggests using such indicators as: participation in the labor market, the level and dynamics of changes in earnings, the level of poverty, the availability of work in accordance with the qualifications and experience, the representativeness of the coverage of various regions and various spheres of life, and the creation of new jobs, professional status and professional mobility. Each of these indicators is separately examined using the example of a study of the labor market in Northern America, in some European countries and the Russian Federation.

Keywords: labor market, labor market space, social and labor relations, labor market imbalance, labor market integration models

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For citation: Sharkov F.I. Analysis and Investigation of Integration Models of Russian and North American Markets of Labor / Transl. T.I. Samsonova. Communicology (Russia). 2017. Vol. 5. No.6. P. 132-145 DOI 10.21453/2311-3065-2017-5-6-132-145

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