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Development of Self-Employment in the Modern Labor Market

Andrey N. Pokida – Director of Center for Social and Political Monitoring of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Сandidate of Sociological Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Natalia V. Zybunovskaya – Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inna A. Gazieva – Director at the Department of Academic Educational Initiatives, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Сandidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article presents the results of a 2021 sociological survey of the employed population. The purpose of the study was to identify the main trends related to the formation of the self-employed labor market, including an analysis of the respondents’ attitude to the tax regime «Self-employed tax» for individuals introduced in 2019. There is an increase in the attractiveness of the new tax regime for persons engaged in private practice, but about a third of its potential users do not want to participate in it yet.

The article was written on the basis of the RANEPA state assignment research programme.

Key words: labor market, private practice, self-employment, individual entrepreneurs, informal employment, tax on professional income, COVID-19 pandemic.

JEL-codes: J21, J28, J46.