The four-day work week is unlikely to be introduced in Russia. This was stated by the director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research of the Financial University under the Russian government, Alexei Zubets, quoted by the publication “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.

“Russia before this is like walking to the moon today, because there are several sectors in the country where labor productivity is high, and the bulk of the Russian economy is such a lower labor productivity,” the economist estimated the chances of a change in the working week.

He explained that if you take out 20 percent of the workforce, it is not clear who will replace the resting people. He also noted that a four-day stay would be justified given the large number of unemployed in the country.

In his opinion, most of the unemployed in the country have their own business, or are engaged in work in the shadow sectors of the economy. The director of the institute also noted that in the case of a four-day period, budget-funded enterprises will have to increase wages and recruit people. This, in turn, will entail an additional burden on the budget.

Earlier it was reported how residents of Russia reacted to the idea of ​​introducing a four-day working week. According to the results of the poll, it turned out that a third of Russians were against it.

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