Restrictions on employment in the civil service in the Russian Federation for young women
On February 8, 2019, a seminar of the Research and Study Group was held. Susanna Gasparyan, 3-year bachelor student of the Public Administration department gave the report about the restrictions on employment in the civil service in the Russian Federation for young women.
More than 70% of the staff in government in the Russian Federation are women. In addition, there is a possibility of an increase in the number of women in the civil service, since the educational programs of the state and municipal administration in Russian universities show an increase in the number of girls. However, as practice shows, women in the public service are more vulnerable than men and are often discriminated against. So, most of the women are concentrated in small and medium positions.
In the framework of the seminar, an answer was given to the question: why is the civil service considered “women's” work? It was also told about the experiment, which was conducted by the speaker. The purpose of the experiment was to check whether government agencies are ready to hire young professionals, pregnant or having a family of girls. Based on the experiment, the following conclusions were made:
• Currently, employers in the civil service do not comply with the law;
• so far, some gender stereotypes persist in some authorities, according to which the professional fitness of young women is assessed as low.
At the end of the seminar, participants were able to ask the speaker their questions.