Resources of Russians in times of crisis:
dynamics and role in adaptation to new conditions


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. ntihonova@hse.ru

Karavay A.V.

Cand. Sci., Senior Researcher, The Institute for social analysis and forecasting of The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA); Researcher, Institute of Sociology of Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. karavayav@yandex.ru

ID of the Article: 6393


For citation:

Tikhonova N.Ye., Karavay A.V. Resources of Russians in times of crisis: dynamics and role in adaptation to new conditions. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 10. P. 43-53




Abstract

The article shows that all types of population’s resources, both traditional economic and incorporated (qualification, social, cultural and power resources) that acquired special significance in the late XX century, are closely intertwined and are found in a developed form only among a small part of Russians not growing in size. It is demonstrated that the latest economic crisis has increased non-market aspects of Russian economy and contributed to the process of income equalization among the working population. It is concluded that crisis affected high-resource, middle-resource and low-resource groups in different ways, and its effect was less painful for middle-resource group. Social capital proved to be most significant in terms of adaptation to the conditions of crisis.


Keywords
human capital; social capital; cultural capital; power resource; inequality; wages; incomes; incorporated resources; resource-based approach
Content No 10, 2016