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Author: Sobolevskaya, Olga
Being part of a very capable class at school can undermine some students' self-esteem and academic achievement.
July 18, 2017
Alcohol abuse contributes significantly to premature mortality in Russia.
July 05, 2017
Students of engineering and economics, undergraduates of state universities, high performers, young people from wealthier families, and those working part-time while at university tend to expect higher salaries upon graduation.
June 21, 2017
Female employees with children tend to earn less than their childless colleagues, but the difference is usually small, at 4% on average.
June 16, 2017
Attitudes to hipsters differ from judgmental in Moscow to fairly positive in Nizhny Novgorod.
June 02, 2017
According to a recent survey, Russians are more likely to accept flying cars, smart homes and other futuristic wonders than genetically-engineered biomedical interventions.
May 26, 2016
Interesting work, the desire to help patients, and money – these are the three key factors which motivate Russian doctors to perform, while career ambitions remain a secondary consideration, according to HSE research.
May 18, 2016
The more books in the family and the richer and more educated the parents, the more likely it is that the children will do well at school.
May 16, 2016
At a time when industrially developed countries are facing migration pressure, Russia needs to take a fresh look at immigration to assess its geopolitical benefits and prevent inherent social risks; a smart migrant integration policy can provide a solution.
April 21, 2016
Youth in medium-sized and small towns who engage in after-school activities such as hobby clubs are less likely to drink alcohol. Generally, school-age youth in communities with higher educational levels, social and professional status are less vulnerable to alcohol abuse.
April 20, 2016
Russian small towns risk being depleted of young people, as three-quarters of school leavers are planning to migrate to regional centres, Moscow or St. Petersburg in search of a better life, while just 4% are prepared to stay in their home communities.
April 13, 2016
Families' limited cultural capital can hinder social mobility for their school-age childern and 'doom' them to a particular educational path. Academic performance being comparable, the chances of continuing studies in high school (grades 10 and 11) after nine years of secondary school are unequal for teenagers from families of different socioeconomic status. While children of well-educated and affluent parents usually go on to high school and then to college, their peers from working-class families often switch to vocational school despite good academic performance, thus maintaining socioeconomic inequality.
March 24, 2016