Stratification factors in contemporary Russia
dynamics of comparative significance

Tikhonova N.Ye.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Professor-researcher of National Research University Higher School of Economics; Chief Researcher, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

ID of the Article: 5498

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Tikhonova N.Ye. Stratification factors in contemporary Russia: dynamics of comparative significance. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 10. P. 23-35


Data of all-Russian surveys between the middle of 1990th and 2013 permitted to demonstrate that completion of a structural re-construction in Russia led to greater significance of stratifying factors ensuring lesser role of the factors linked to individual activity of men. It is concluded that the mechanisms that have taken shape keep leading the country away from meritocratic societal ideal of equal chances.

social structure; stratification; mobility; inequalities; human capital; social capital; health
Content No 10, 2014