Once married, women tend to feel better off financially, while men report higher respect from others.
Consumers of homemade alcohol stay true to their preferences.
Unless teenage bullying and aggression are faced with peer disapproval and rejection, bullies can gain popularity and dictate the same style of behaviour to their peers.
Food helps democracy and hormones affect financial behaviour.
Before it could fully emerge, Russia's middle class was hit by the economic crisis.
Qualifications and education being equal, it's rare for women in Russia to make it to the top of the corporate ladder compared to men. The reasons for this may vary from a lack of state support to gender role stereotypes which view women as primarily mothers and homemakers, according to the HSE researchers.
With the birth of her third child, the risk of unemployment quadruples for a woman.
The wide popularity of ecovillages in Russia is little more than a myth. Most urban Russians who have considered living in the countryside have a dacha or cottage community in mind, rather than real farm and agricultural work.
In recent years in Russia, female smoking has increased, while the opposite holds true for men; in addition to this, smoking has increased at higher rates among those with lower levels of education compared to more educated Russians.
Freelancers’ sense of freedom, comfort, opportunities for self-realization, and flexible schedule are often accompanied by regular overwork, urgency and stress. In addition, their earnings are irregular, while their families often have trouble understanding the concept of working from home and don’t see such activities as a ‘real job’.
Societal values have a strong influence on young people’s reproductive habits.
While being single or married does not usually make much difference in terms of life satisfaction for younger people, single individuals tend to feel less happy as they age, particularly at certain moments of their lives, and most single people experience a peak of unhappiness once they retire, according to Anna Shirokanova, Senior Research Fellow of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research in St. Petersburg.