The article deals with the results of a study of factors affecting the level of perceived discrimination against older people in Russia and Israel. Based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS Round 4 in 2008) significant differences in the level of perceived discrimination against older people in Russia and Israel, as well as various factors that influence the discrimination in these countries have been found.
The book addresses one of the most relevant issues on the current social agenda – the building of an inclusive society. It covers income, gender and age equality, disability rights, immigrant and language minority rights, inclusive education, body positivity and animal rights. The book is based on up-to-date authentic texts (official documents, newspaper and magazine articles, public speeches) and contains a system of exercises aimed at enhancing communication skills, expanding vocabulary and developing analytical and critical thinking skills.
The book is targeted at graduate students of the foreign language faculties.
In our study, we tested a model in which the perceived (in)compatibility of being Caucasian and Russian (identity incompatibility) was expected to mediate the relationship between perceived discrimination and acculturation strategies of Russians in the North Caucasus. In the study participated 249 Russians who are living in Kabardino-Balkaria. Using structural equation modeling, it was shown that the Russian perceived discrimination by the dominant population is positively related to the perceived incompatibility of ethnic (Russian) and regional (Caucasian) identities. Identity incompatibility doesn’t contribute the integration strategy, which focused on maintaining own group cultural identity and adoption of culture of dominant population. However, identity incompatibility contributes separation and marginalization strategies, which refutes adoption of culture of dominant population and maintaining contacts with dominant population. Relationship between perceived discrimination and assimilation strategy (adoption of culture of dominant population) not mediated by incompatibility of ethnic and regional identities.