The second stage in the development of sociology (it lasted until the early 80s) is characterized by the rapid deployment of various studies in the country and the republic, the vast majority of which were conducted at the “junction” of economics and sociology. These are studies of labor mobility (turnover, migration, intersectoral movements), the attitude of young people to work and to the profession, social problems of the village and the city, time budgets. All of them, in one way or another, focused on the study of types of behavior, the negative impact of which on the economy was obvious, but overcoming their negative consequences required the adoption of practical decisions based on a deep knowledge of the nature and patterns of each type of behavior. During this period, studies were conducted in many regions of the country aimed at obtaining a reliable picture of the working conditions and lifestyle of the main socio-demographic and socio-professional groups of the population. The research conducted at this stage stemmed from different scientific traditions. Their similarity lay in the fact that they reflected certain aspects of the relationship between the economy and society. This allows us to talk about the formation of a scientific direction of sociology of economic life.