Adaptation of the foreign students on the Russianlabor market (on the example of Moscow)

The subject of the research is thepeculiarities of adaptation of educational migrants in thelabor market of the city of Moscow. The main method ofthe author's sociological research "Your Life and Workin Moscow" is a formalized interview of foreign studentsstudying at the Financial University under theGovernment of the Russian Federation. The articleanalyzes the factors that promote and hinder theemployment of foreign students in Moscow, highlight themain areas of their paid employment, consider the degreeof satisfaction of working students with the regime,working conditions, salary levels, and relationships in theworkforce. Particular attention is paid to self-employedforeign students. It is shown that students prefer self-employment primarily because it allows them to combinework with study. The study revealed that the majority offoreign students on their own initiative are involved ininformal employment, including due to the existingcomplicated procedure of formalizing employment. Mostof the surveyed foreign students work flexibly and aregenerally satisfied with the regime and workingconditions. Foreign students are distinguished by goodknowledge of the Russian language, openness to newknowledge and a desire to adapt in Russian society. Thepaper proposed a number of practical recommendationsfor improving the legal status of educational migrants inRussia.

Pismennaya Elena1 , Bogdanov Igor2 , Ryazantsev Sergey 3, 4, 5 , Belgarokova Natalia6 , Rostovskaya Tamara2 , Filimonov Kirill2
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  • 1 Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2 Institute of Social-Political Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 3 Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 4 MGIMO-University
  • 5 The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)
  • 6 Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
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adaptation; educational migrants; foreignstudents; employment; informal employment; self-employment; career growth; Russian citizenship
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