Vaccination is generally considered an essential tool for curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Russia was one of the first countries to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 and launched an immunisation campaign in 2021, its vaccination rates remained low for a long time. By October 2021, only 36% of Russian adults were vaccinated, many of whom were compelled by their employers to do so. Having examined the factors contributing to low trust in vaccination among Russians, HSE economists suggest measures to improve vaccination uptake. The paper is published in Vaccine.
For our users who works with RLMS-HSE data in English in Stata we have prepared updated longitudinal household and individual databases covering the study period from 1994 to 2021 in the '.dta' format.
The RLMS-HSE team in partnership with the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center continues the series of training videos on working with monitoring data. The new introductory video covers most of the frequently asked questions. It will help to understand the main questions regarding the survey sample, navigate the structure of the questionnaires and the structure of data files. The video examines the main identifiers and constructed variables and draws the special attention of users to missing values.
Especially for our users working with RLMS-HSE data in English in the Stata program we have prepared longitudinal databases in the '.dta' format, covering the study period from 1994 to 2020.
Despite the risks associated with COVID-19 infection, many Russians either refuse to get vaccinated or are uncertain and hesitant about the practice. The factors behind these views are the subject of research by Yana Roshchina, Leading Research Fellow of the HSE University Centre for Longitudinal Studies and Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology (LSES); Sergey Roshchin, Head of the Laboratory for Labour Market Studies (LLMS) and HSE University Vice Rector; and Ksenia Rozhkova, Junior Research Fellow at LLMS. The results of the study were presented at an LSES seminar.
Although many studies point to highly negative trends in returns to education in Russia, the situation actually appears to be stable and without any signs of overinvestment in human capital. This is the conclusion of Rostislav Kapeliushnikov, Deputy Director of the HSE Centre for Labour Market Studies and Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The results of his research are presented in the article ‘Returns to Education in Russia: Nowhere Below?’ published in the 8th issue of the Voprosy Ekonomiky journal.