А Precarious Employment, its Role and Social Consequences

  • Matv. N. Kim V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • A. G. Kirpach V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University


The article examines the rapid spread of precarious employment, its mains forms, characterizes the composition and  scale of this employment both in developed countries  of the West  and in Ukraine. The term precarious  employment comes from the “opposite principle” and does not give a positive characteristic. More precisely this employment expresses the English term “precarious employment”. Related concepts “precarization”, “precarii” and  “precariat” are disclosed. Precarious employment  is  a controversial phenomen, there its  positive  and negative sides  and consequences are consedеred. The aim of our work is to clarify the causes of positives and negatives of precarious employment in Ukraine in order to stregten its positive aspects and weaken the negative aspects and consequences. We substantiated, that  the main reason for the negatives of precarious employment in Ukraine is the decline in innovative development in the national economy:  by 2015 year the share of innovative products  sold  the decreased and amounted to only 1,2%,  according State Statistics Service. In  its turn,  the  most important reason for the essentially lack of innovation in the  country, in our opinion, is the high proportion of the shadow  economy and cheap labour.  Here are the conclusions. In order  for precarious employment to provide more positive consequences, it is necessary to introduce innovative development into the economy more widely. And for  this it is necessary to reduce  significantly the shadow economy and increase wages based on the growth of labour productivity. Solving these problems will require huge investments, both internal and  external. In order to attract them,  it is necessary to create a favorable investment climate in the country, to develop and implement a program for the application of wide benefits, including venture  capital companies.

Keywords: precarious employment, precararii, precariat,  innovative development, shadow economy


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Author Biographies

Matv. N. Kim, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

D Sc (Economics), Full Professor

A. G. Kirpach, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University


How to Cite
Kim, M. N., & Kirpach, A. G. (2019). А Precarious Employment, its Role and Social Consequences. Adaptive Management: Theory and Practice. Economics, 6(12). Retrieved from https://amtp.org.ua/index.php/journal2/article/view/137
7. Demography, Labor Economics, Social Economics And Politics.