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UDC 65.011.14:331.44 ©V.P. Samarina , T.P. Skufina, A.V. Samarin,2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 4, pp. 28-33

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-4-28-33





Samarina V.P.1, Skufina T.P.1, Samarin A.V.2


1Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Apatity, 184209, Russian Federation

2Starooskolsky Branch of Belgorod State National Research University, Stary Oskol, 309502,Russian Federation


Authors Information

Samarina V.P., Senior researcher, e-mail: samarina_vp@mail<st1< a="">:personname >.ru

Skufina T.P., Chief Researcher, e-mail: skufina@gmail.com

Samarin A.V., Associate Professor of the Faculty of Education, e-mail:aivic_samarin@mail.ru


In this paper, the authors have studied current and future problems of the employees of a mining enterprise operating in harsh conditions of the Arctic, considering them in the context of the impact of one of the most important all-Russian social reforms of recent years i.e. a pension reform. The research has been based on the materials of employees’ surveys at the Kirov branch of JSC Apatit, a mining and processing complex as part of the PhosAgro holding Group. A representative sample of respondents has been carried out in accordance with gender, age, categories of industrial and production personnel and working conditions as well. The research has shown that the JSC Apatit employees’ reaction to the changes caused by the pension reform in many respects differs from other surveyed population groups’ reaction in the Russian Arctic. The obtained results bear witness to the significant stabilizing role in the socio-demographic processes of the city-forming enterprises that consolidate qualified labor resources in the industrial Arctic regions, what is especially important in a crisis.



Mining enterprises, Labor resources, Pension reform, Statistical research, City-forming enterprises, Russian Arctic.



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The research was carried out at the expense of a grant from the Russian Science Foundation, project No RNF 22-28-0138


For citation

Samarina V.P., Skufina T.P., Samarin A.V. Prospects for life and work in the Arctic: mining employees’ opinions.Ugol’, 2022, (4), pp. 28-33. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-4-28-33.

Paper info

Received March 3, 2022

Reviewed March 18, 2022

Accepted March 22, 2022


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