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The structure of alcohol consumption among contemporary Russian young people
Faculty of Sociology
In this paper, "Structure of consumption of alcohol in modern Russian youth" addresses the issue of the relationship and influence of various factors on performance and alcohol consumption in Russia. Based on the research work on the sociology of consumption of authors such as Bourdieu, Becker and others, as well as considering the culture and structure of alcohol consumption in different countries and previous work, affecting the structure of different kinds of alcohol consumption in Russia, raised the issue of the structure of consumption of alcohol, but rather what factors have the greatest influence on it. Based on the variable base RLMS for 2012, examines how factors such as gender, income, education, marital status, employment, social class and other - not only analyzes their relationship with certain types of practices and alcohol consumption, but also how these types are interrelated. In addition, we investigate the structure of alcohol consumption in accordance with his views - that is, what the fundamental differences in the structure of consumption of beer, wine, vodka, brandy, whiskey and other alcoholic products exist, all this will be done using qualitative methods such sociological data analysis, as ANOVA, regression analysis, cluster and factor analysis, and Pearson correlation analysis and contingency tables. Thus, analyzing the results, we see that the motives of alcohol consumption can be not only specific to each species - vodka, whiskey, brandy, wine, beer - but also be shared immediately for all species. We can say that it makes much more difficult to analyze the structure and opens many questions for further research. Also, we see that we have chosen motifs correspond to variables - such as gender prescriptions consumption or consumption of expensive cognac status as a way to show their level of income. Anyway, we can say that there are a lot of motives for consumption, which can not be limited to this list and to be much more diverse.