Staunton, August 26 – A major source of tension in any society is when many people are either employed at jobs below which their training qualifies them or have positions above or different from those they were schooled to occupy. A new study shows that the situation in Russia in this regard is especially dire.
According to research by the Boston Consulting Group, Wordskills Russia and Rosatom, 45 percent of Russian workers fall into these categories, compared to 37 percent in European countries. The situation is worse only in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa (snob.ru/news/181747/ and vedomosti.ru/management/articles/2019/08/26/809684-polovina-rossiiskih-rabotnikov).
That means that in Russia today, there are some 34 million workers who have jobs below or above their training and expectations, a situation that especially in the case of those whose training qualifies them for better positions and income is certain to cause tensions and resentment not only among them but among their family members.