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Vasiliy A. Anikin

  • Vasiliy A. Anikin has been at HSE since 2007.

Education and Degrees

  • 2011

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Population Economics and Demography
    Institute for Socio-Economic Studies of Population, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Formation of The Socio-Professional Structure of Russian Population during 1990-2000s years: Dynamic and Socio-Demographical Patterns

  • 2007

    Master in Economics
    Higher School of Economics, economics

  • 2005

    Bachelor in Sociology (Hons)
    Higher School of Economics, sociology

* 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.

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2012-2013)
Category "New Lecturers" (2009-2010)


Professional Interests

Socio-cultural modernization of Russian economy

Socio-professional structure of Russian society (emplyment rents, human capital, new foundations of social inequality, classes

Modern social and economic data analysis 

Reaserch projects and grants

  • Peculiarities of cooperation between the main actors of an early-stage regional innovation cluster (SU-HSE, 2009, рук. - V.A.Anikin)
  • Изменяющаяся Россия: формирование новой системы стратификации (Russian Foundation for Humanities, 2009-2010, supervisor – N.E.Тichonova)
  • Human capital of working class as a factor of Russian industry modernization (SU-HSE, 2008, individual grant)
  • Sociocultural modernization of Russia as a factor of country's competitiveness increasing in globalised world (Russian Foundation for Humanities, 2006-2008, supervisor – N.E.Тichonova)
  • Poor people in Russia: Who are they? How do they live? What do they seek for? (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2008)
  • Sociocultural background of Russian economy modernization: subjective approach  (SU-HSE Scientific Fund, 2006-2007, supervisor N.E.Tichonova)
  • Youth of new Russia: Life style and value priorities (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2007)
  • Russian identity in sociological view (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2007)
  • Urban middle class in Modern Russia (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2006)
  • Social inequality in sociological view (Gorbachev-fund and National Investment Council, 2006)
  • Social policy and social reforms in Russia perception (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2006)
  • Ownership in Russian life: fantasies and reality (Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Russia, 2005)

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Working Class More Vulnerable to Poverty

Poverty in Russia is particularly difficult to overcome since it is very heterogeneous. The Russian poor include groups as diverse as villagers who do not seem to fit into the post-industrial environment, low-skilled workers, university professors, and parents of young children. Each category of the poor requires a separate approach and a different type of state support, according to HSE Professor Nataliya Tikhonova and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Vasiliy Anikin


Session «Actual Approaches to Studying Modern Societies» within the framework of the XIX April International Scientific Conference (April, 12th)

The session was chaired by the leading researcher of Center for Stratification Studies Natalia Tikhonova and senior researcher of the Center Vasiliy Anikin. Center director Svetlana Mareeva presented her report “Middle-income group in Russia society: position and dynamics”, and researcher of the Center Ekaterina Slobodenyuk presented her report “Where does the poverty line lie in modern Russia?”

Session «Actual Approaches to Studying Modern Societies» within the framework of the XIX April International Scientific Conference (April, 12th)

The session was chaired by the leading researcher of Center for Stratification Studies Natalia Tikhonova and Center director Svetlana Mareeva. Senior researcher of the Center Vasiliy Anikin presented his report «Social stratification by life chances: theoretical and methodological potential».

Results for 2017 Student Research Paper Competition Announced

The research paper competition was held in 21 subjects, including Arts and Design, an area that was just introduced this year. For the first time ever, international students are among the competition’s winners.


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