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Tag "sociology"

Developed Countries May Become More Religious in Twenty Years

Researchers from HSE University and RANEPA found that in high-income countries, age, rather than the cohort effect, has more impact on religiosity. They predict that this may have an impact on societal structure in the future. The study was published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Trapped by a Flexible Schedule: The Pain and Price of Freelance Work

Trapped by a Flexible Schedule: The Pain and Price of Freelance Work
A flexible schedule is one of the main advantages of freelance work. But don’t rejoice in your freedom just yet: self-employment often disrupts the balance between life and work and takes up more time than traditional office work. HSE University researchers Denis Strebkov and Andrey Shevchuk investigated the downsides of independent work.

Inherited Altruism: How the Family Supports the Culture of Volunteering

Inherited Altruism: How the Family Supports the Culture of Volunteering
The main channel for transmitting the value of volunteerism in Russia is from parents to children, HSE University researchers have found. Younger generations in families begin helping others as they grow up, following the example set by their elders.

Personality at Work

Personality at Work
The way one thinks, feels and acts in certain circumstances can determine career opportunities in terms of employment and pay. For the first time in Russia, Ksenia Rozhkova has examined the effect of personality characteristics on employment.

Russians’ Life Goals: Start a Family, Make Music, Build a Dacha

Russians’ Life Goals: Start a Family, Make Music, Build a Dacha
A survey showed the 48% of Russians live their lives from day to day, focusing only on immediate tasks and concerns, without planning for the distant future. The remainder of society, meanwhile, works on carrying out short-term and long-term plans. In a survey data analysis, HSE researchers concluded that Russians’ main goals and desires generally reflect Russia’s unresolved social and domestic problems.A survey showed the 48% of Russians live their lives from day to day, focusing only on immediate tasks and concerns, without planning for the distant future. 

Russia’s Middle Class: Who Are Its Members and How Do They Spend Their Money?

Russia’s Middle Class: Who Are Its Members and How Do They Spend Their Money?
The HSE Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards studied the dynamics of the middle class and its behaviour with regard to paid services. The study was based on data drawn from the HSE Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE) for the years 2000 to 2017, and the results were presented at the 20th April International Academic Conference hosted by HSE.

One among Many: The Sociology of Moving in a Mob

Anyone moving in a large crowd, absorbed in their phone and yet avoiding collisions, follows certain laws that they themselves create. The movement of individuals as a condition for the movement of masses is the subject of a recent study by Dr. Andrey Korbut.

Youth Communities of Dagestan: Street Workout and Anime Scenes in Makhachkala

Youth Communities of Dagestan: Street Workout and Anime Scenes in Makhachkala
Having studied youth communities in Makhachkala, HSE sociologists are using the examples of street workout and anime fans to discuss growing up and socialisation in Dagestan today. The article was published in Cultural Studies.

How Gender Inequality Is Reproduced on Social Media

How Gender Inequality Is Reproduced on Social Media
Researchers from Higher School of Economics analyzed 62 million public posts on the most popular Russian social networking site VK and found that both men and women mention sons more often than daughters. They also found that posts featuring sons receive 1.5 times more likes. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

The Order of Response Options on Online Questionnaires Impacts Respondents’ Choice

This was the conclusion made by researchers from the HSE Centre of Sociology of Higher Education who analysed responses to rating scale questions made by more than 22,000 respondents. Their results showed that the first option from the list of alternatives is chosen most often.