Informal employment, employment discrimination and measures of human capital


The article presents the results of the empirical identification of individual observations of the human capital subjectivity, social exclusion in the labor market; and verifies the connection between these phenomena. The analysis is based on the results of sociological study “Social inequality: perception by Ukrainian society” conducted by the All-Ukrainian NGO “Sociological Association of Ukraine” with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. Authors analyse manifestations of social exclusion in the labor market, such as informal employment and employment discrimination, as well study  the link between the subjectivity of human capital (availability of experience in courses, seminars, trainings during the last three years) and definite manifestations of rejection on the labor market. The results of the analysis showed that the more active a person is in acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities (human capitula), to a lesser extent he/she is vulnerable to the employment discrimination and is rarely involved in informal labor relations.

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