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Natalia Soboleva

  • Natalia Soboleva has been at HSE University since 2008.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic Sociology and Demography
    HSE University
    Thesis Title: alue orientations in business community and its modernization potential in modern Russia

  • 2008

    HSE University

  • 2006

    HSE 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize for the best paper from a society in transition for paper "Work Values and Job Preferences in Europe: Gender Aspect" at the 70th WAPOR Annual Conference: https://wapor.org/events/annual-conference/awards-funds/elizabeth-h-nelson-prize/

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2014-2015)


Program Director for Russia of European Values Study: https://europeanvaluesstudy.eu/2018/09/26/natalia-soboleva/

Student Term / Thesis Papers

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Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2015/2016)

Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 2 year, 3, 4 module)Eng



2016-2017. The specifics of male and female orientation on success in the context of modernization. Grant of Russian fund of fundamental research. Project number: 16-36-00373. Project manager. 

2018-2020. Transformation of values and subjective quality of life: A regional perspective (RSF № 18-18-00341). Project participant.

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Happiness is working for yourself – being “informally” employed, you work less and earn more money

In an editorial from the news website www.vedomosti.ru on 14th December 2013 the author considers the conclusions of two research projects from HSE on “informal” employment in Russia which would seem to contradict each other.


Relatively Unhappy

How strict labour laws reduce workers’ happiness

Final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective”

In this article we describe the final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Polarization Value: A Cross-Country Perspective”.

Natalia Soboleva got the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize!

LCSR’s research fellow Natalia Soboleva has become a prizewinner of the Elizabeth H. Nelson Prize for the best paper from a society in transition. Laboratory's staff congratulates Natalia on her victory and sincerely wishes her inspiration and success in her endeavours!

Portable Pensions Will Reduce Informal Migrant Labour

Migrant workers in the CIS are vulnerable in terms of pension rights. The recipient country does not expect to care for them in old age, while the country of origin does not count the years worked abroad towards their retirement plan. Portable pensions may offer a solution, according to researchers of the HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (St. Petersburg) involved in the study Pension Mobility within the Eurasian Economic Union and the CIS


is the share that migrant employees make up in Russia’s total employed population.

Financial crisis affects gender attitudes

The economic crisis in European countries did not pass by unnoticed as concerns the public’s set of values. In some groups, there was a shift from emancipative values to more traditional ones. Above all, this involves the socially vulnerable strata that the crisis hit hardest of all, Natalia Soboleva, a researcher with HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSS), concluded in a study

Human Life is Undervalued in Russia

The average value of a statistical life in Russia stands at some $1.6 million, which is eight times less than in the U.K. and four times less than in the U.S. In countries where little value is attached to individual lives, the state is sending a signal that it is not planning to invest substantially in efforts to improve the life expectancy and safety of its citizens, conclude Tatiana Karabchuk, Marina Nikitina, Victoria Remezkova, and Natalia Soboleva in a paper published in the HSE's Economic Sociology journal