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Demography
Family and school are losing their influence over children’s upbringing, and the gap is being filled by mass media. Bedtime stories are being replaced by cartoon series, the best of which are facilitating the development of children’s emotions. And, fantasy novels are satisfying teenagers’ cravings for action. Researchers Katerina Polivanova, Elena Sazonova, and Marta Shakarova have examined how contemporary culture is influencing children
January 31, 2014
The Second World War ended on September 2, 1945. A new study of human losses suffered by the Soviet Union and their consequences for subsequent generations was published in Demoscope Weekly, an HSE online journal
September 02, 2013
London is the most ‘immigrant’ among European capitals: 40% of its population comes from other countries. Paris has 20%, 17,4% in Madrid, and 15% in Moscow. Ethnicity plays a higher role the lower the immigrants’ social level is, says Daria Bityukova in her study published in the HSE online journal Demoscope Weekly
July 02, 2013
Russia has some three million single mothers. However, the 'divorce epidemic' makes both being single and being married a temporary condition. One out of three single mothers will be raising her child in a two-parent family eventually, asserts Sergei Zakharov in a paper published in the HSE's electronic journal Demoscope Weekly
June 06, 2013
The number of single people of all ages grows in the US. People are marrying later and less frequently. Family size is shrinking and the extramarital birth rate is growing according to the ‘Global Demographic Barometer’ of the Demoscope Weekly journal
May 31, 2013
Married men, on average, earn more than single men (a phenomenon known as the 'marriage premium'). Which comes first, higher earnings or marriage? This question is explored in a paper by A. Aistov and N. Kovalenko which was presented at the XIV April Conference
April 12, 2013
Religion, social welfare, and the quantityof orphanages are the most important factors influencing the number of orphans in Russian provinces. “Regional Differences in the Number of Orphans in Today's Russia” is a report authored by Sergei Vinkov.
February 04, 2013