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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
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
May 28, 2013
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
May 23, 2013
Management researcher Arie Y. Lewin's lecture on multinational companies adjusting to the local mentality in the entry into new markets
May 21, 2013
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
May 15, 2013
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
May 07, 2013
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
May 06, 2013
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
April 29, 2013
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
April 29, 2013
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
April 29, 2013
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
April 26, 2013