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Natalia E. Tikhonova

  • Natalia E. Tikhonova has been at HSE University since 2004.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2011
  • 2000

    Doctor of Sciences* in Social Structure, Social Institutes and Processes
    Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1981

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 1975

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Editorial board membership

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Council, Социологическая наука и социальная практика.

  • 2011: Member of the Editorial Board, Общественные науки и современность.


  • 2023
    XXIV Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Тенденции эволюции системы неравенств в массовых слоях россиян
  • Шестая Международную конференцию пользователей данными «РМЭЗ НИУ ВШЭ» (Москва). Presentation: Профессионалы в российском обществе: методика выделения и специфика группы

  • XIII международная Грушинская социологическая конференция (Москва). Presentation: Презентация коллективной монографии "Общество неравных возможностей: социальная структура современной России" / Под ред. Н. Е. Тихоновой. М.: Изд-во "Весь Мир", 2022
  • 2022
    Российское общество в глобальном и локальном контекстах (Москва). Presentation: Актуальные проблемы неравенств в современном российском обществе
  • 2020
    Социальный урбанизм: время и пространство городской жизни (Саратов). Presentation: Доходные неравенства в среде российских профессионалов: основные проявления и причины
  • 2019

    Будущее социологического знания и вызовы социальных трансформаций (к 90-летию со дня рождения В.А. Ядова) (Москва). Presentation: Будущее социологического знания и вызовы социальных трансформаций (к 90-летию со дня рождения В.А. Ядова)

  • Динамика средних классов: между экспансией и неопределенностью (Москва). Presentation: Российский средний класс в фокусе разных теоретических подходов: границы, состав и специфика 
  • 2017
    XI Всероссийская научная конференция памяти Юрия Левады "Современное российское общество и социология" (Моква). Presentation: Влияние качества человеческого капитала рабочих на их отношение к труду и знаниям
  • 2010

    Х Гайдаровский форум. РОССИЯ И МИР НАЦИОНАЛЬНЫЕ ЦЕЛИ РАЗВИТИЯ И ГЛОБАЛЬНЫЕ ТРЕНДЫ (Москва). Presentation: Что изучение социальной структуры может дать социально-экономической политике?





















Article Тихонова Н. Е., Чепуренко А. Ю. Предпринимательский потенциал российского общества // Мир России: Социология, этнология. 2004. Т. 13. № 1. С. 116-145.



Chapter Тихонова Н. Е. Российская молодежь и перспективы реформ // В кн.: Кто и куда стремится вести Россию? Акторы макро-, мезо- и микроуровней современного трансформационного процесса / Под общ. ред.: Т. И. Заславская. М. : Московская высшая школа социальных и экономических наук, 2001. С. 360-365.



Article Шкаратан О. И., Тихонова Н. Е., Сидорина Т. Ю. Методика исследования социальной политики в регионах // Мир России: Социология, этнология. 1998. Т. 7. № 1-2. С. 31-70.


Article Шкаратан О. И., Тихонова Н. Е. Занятость в России: социальное расслоение на рынке труда // Мир России: Социология, этнология. 1996. Т. 5. № 1. С. 94-153.

Employment history

Since 1974 she has been actively involved in scientific activities. Starting with an intern, I went to the deputy. Director of the Institute of Sociology, IS RAS. Since 2004, with the arrival at the Higher School of Economics, the position of Head. department, was actively involved in teaching. Currently, he is mainly engaged in research work on the basis of various divisions of the Higher School of Economics and the FNISTs RAS.

The preliminary defense of Svetlana Mareeva’s doctoral dissertation took place

On March 29, 2024, at a joint meeting of the Institute for Social Policy and the International Laboratory for Social Integration Research of the HSE, the pre-defense of Svetlana Vladimirovna Mareeva’s doctoral dissertation took place.

Presentation of the collective monograph «Society of Unequal Opportunities: Social Structure of Modern Russia»

On June 22, 2022 the presentation of the collective monograph "Society of Unequal Opportunities: Social Structure of Modern Russia" (by Natalia Tikhonova (ed.), Svetlana Mareeva, Vasiliy Anikin, Yulia Lezhnina, Anastasia Karavay, Ekaterina Slobodenyuk) was held.

Svetlana Mareeva and her colleagues from the Center for Stratification Research have been awarded the grant from the Russian Science Foundation to continue the research project ‘Behavior Strategies of Population in the Post-Crisis Period: How Will the New Day-to-day Realities in the Lives of Russians Affect the "Corridor of Opportunities" for the Country's Development?’

The grant was awarded to the research team consisting of Svetlana Mareeva (project leader), Nataliya Tikhonova, Vasiliy Anikin, Yulia Lezhnina, Ekaterina Slobodenyuk and Anastasia Karavay within the framework of the President's Program for Research Projects "Research by scientific groups under the guidance of young scientists."

Presentation of collective book “Income Stratification Model of Russian Society: Dynamics, Factors, Cross-country comparisons”

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. a collective book “Income Stratification Model of Russian Society: Dynamics, Factors, Cross-country comparisons”  was presented.

Session "Actual Approaches to Studying Modern Societies" within the framework of the 19th April International Scientific Conference (April 12)

At the session chaired by Natalia Tikhonova, chief research fellow of the Center for Stratification Studies, and Vasiliy Anikin, senior research fellow of this Center, Svetlana Mareeva, center director, presented her report "Middle-income group in Russia society: position and dynamics", and Ekaterina Slobodenyuk, research fellow of this Center, presented her report "Where does the poverty line lie in modern Russia?"


of all working poor Russians are either low-skilled or medium-skilled workers in blue-collar jobs. 

Most Russians Are Worried about Price Increases, Poverty and Unemployment

Results of a survey by the Levada Centre for social research show that price increases are the thing that Russians worry about most. The second thing on their worry list is poverty and the third, – unemployment. Only a tiny 4% of those asked said they worry about restrictions on civil rights and democratic freedoms. HSE professor and researcherNataliya Tikhonova explains why, if we look more closely, these results are not actually surprising at all.