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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
Graduates of Russian universities do not have the skills and competencies expected by their employers. They are not skilled in solving problems, setting and achieving goals, and dealing with people. A World Bank – HSE Report Skills Shortages in Russia: Challenges for the Educational System in the Context of Transition to an Innovation-Driven Economy
A review of discussions on social networks reveals that Russians are divided into different political camps, but all of them share a common trait – xenophobia. Ethnopolitical Issues in the Russian Blogosphere, a research project led by political scientist Emil Pain
Management researcher Arie Y. Lewin's lecture on multinational companies adjusting to the local mentality in the entry into new markets
Over the last 10 years, the middle class in Russia has failed to increase and the idea of the ‘social lift’ has barely working. Changing the situation needs investing to institutions corresponding to middle class's interests and to create middle class's political representation. Study by Tatiana Maleva
Abolishing piece-work payment for pilots as well as reduction of using fixed pilots combinations could help to improve air transportation safety, according to Anton Nakonechny in his recent study
In many Russian regions, the opposition candidates’ success in elections rarely depends on socio-economic factors. Instead, the situation is determined by the balance of political powers in the region at the time of the vote. And, if successful, the opposition often becomes incorporated into the ruling regime and helps it to remain strong. These are the conclusions of a study by Rostislav Turovsky and Olga Khlopovskikh
There is no universal cure for global economy. Each country’s economy needs specific tools for recovery. Salvatore Rossi, Deputy Director General of the Bank of Italy, spoke at the HSE Banking Institute
The fun-loving nature of the 2011-2012 protests in Russia offered a stark contrast to what happened at the rallies of the 1980s and 1990s. Svetlana Shomova studied the key features of the self-made, humorous banners and methods used at the protests
The ‘lower’ middle class is focused on family. The ‘upper’ one focusing on a social changes. As the level of a social self-determination grows, the middle class changing its motivation toward engaging in a social activity. A study by Alla Kupreychenko
Material well-being, a good education, extensive social ties, and having free time at one’s disposal – these are the characteristics of the consumer who prefers online shopping. And one out of ten internet users in Russia fits this description, says Natalia Firsova, discussing the findings of her research
Law
Despite the fact that the government is spending increasingly more to oversee businesses, compliance with the country’s laws is decreasing. The huge number of incidents involving businesses being punished “by mistake” is negating the benefits of the rule of the law