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Comparative Analysis Of Chinese And Russian Governmental Initiatives To Women’s Empowerment On The Labor Market After 1980s

Student: Yuliya Teryaeva

Supervisor: Liudmila S. Veselova

Faculty: Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Educational Programme: Political Science and World Politics (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

The end of the XX century has brought about economic and political transformations both for China and Russia. These transformations had an impact on the position of women in society, particularly on the labor market. These changes, in turn, also influenced the economic and social development of the societies of two countries. The role of governments in processes of women's empowerment is needed further examination. The purpose of the study is to provide a comparative analysis of Chinese and Russian governmental initiatives to women’s empowerment in the labor market and identify their common and distinct features. For this, the method of comparative analysis will be used together with historical and typology approaches. The research will contribute to an understanding of women’s position on the labor market in China and Russia and its changes from the 1980s to the present day. Furthermore, will be shown how governments influence women’s empowerment through various governmental initiatives.

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