Tag "sociology"

Returning to Life: How to Help 'Troubled' Teens Get a Fresh Start and Integrate into Society

Returning to Life: How to Help 'Troubled' Teens Get a Fresh Start and Integrate into Society
Some children who don’t go to school and commit crimes manage to reintegrate into society by learning new mores and lifestyles. But others only appear to adapt, becoming ‘outsiders’ again the minute they leave the school grounds, going back to the same risky life on the streets. The two approaches offer youngsters very different opportunities in life. This IQ.HSE article, that draws on research by sociologist Irina Lisovskaya, explores how to help such youth integrate into society and learn to communicate with others.

Number of Employees Receiving Social Benefits and Guarantees in Russia Has Decreased

Number of Employees Receiving Social Benefits and Guarantees in Russia Has Decreased
People with higher salaries — executives and qualified professionals — enjoy better benefits, such as free healthcare, vacation packages and other preferences.

Discussing ‘The Chair’ in the Context of Contemporary University Problems

Discussing ‘The Chair’ in the Context of Contemporary University Problems
At the end of December 2021, the Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology (LSES) at HSE University held its traditional Christmas Cinema Seminar entitled ‘Where are universities going?’ Participants discussed ‘The Chair’, a TV series created by David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss, authors of ‘Game of Thrones’. 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the Christmas seminar, which LSES has held to discuss hot-button issues after watching famous Russian and foreign films.

'I Took Up a Blue-collar Job to Do My Research'

'I Took Up a Blue-collar Job to Do My Research'
Olga Pinchuk shares the personal experiences that have informed her academic research, explains why manual labour is still prevalent in Russia, and examines widespread stereotypes about blue-collar workers.

Life in Russia According to Surveys

Life in Russia According to Surveys
Free education and social security appear to be more important for Russians than the freedom of expression or the freedom of movement. The majority of Russians, especially younger people, look to the state for assistance and choose responsible consumption merely as a way to save money. IQ.HSE selected nine facts about various aspects of people's lives based on findings from a nationwide representative survey conducted by the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector as part of the Monitoring of the Status of Civil Society project.

Research Shows That Creative Workers Are Motivated by Money and Social Guarantees More Than Artistry

Research Shows That Creative Workers Are Motivated by Money and Social Guarantees More Than Artistry
Creators are also part of the job sector. Their work is increasingly oriented around commercial activities and in the pursuit of economic goals. As such, the organization of artists’ professional work and the motivations behind it are by no means unique. Rather, they straddle the line between ‘aesthetic’ and ‘market’ concerns.