Impact of Ethnicity on Upward Mobility in Buryatia


Petrova E.V.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Assoc. Prof., Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Russia elenapet_05@mail.ru

Biltrikova A.V.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Research Fellow, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Russia. biltr@mail.ru

Dashibalova I.N.

Cand. Sci. (Philos.), Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Mongolia, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan-Ude, Russia. dashibalonirina@gmail.com

DOI: 10.31857/S013216250008799-1
ID of the Article: 8064


The research was carried out within the state assignment (project XII.191.1.1; No. АААА-А17-117021310269-9).


For citation:

Petrova E.V., Biltrikova A.V., Dashibalova I.N. Impact of Ethnicity on Upward Mobility in Buryatia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2020. No 3. P. 93-99




Abstract

The existing ethnosocial stratification, as well as resources accumulated by ethnic groups, play an important role in the life of a multi-ethnic region and have a significant impact on all spheres of functioning of society. According to data of expert surveys 2016–2017 and the mass survey of 2018 the fact of ethnic conditioning of chances for social and career advancement in Buryatia and the existence of a so-called national division of labor are stated. Despite the apparently calm interethnic relations, both experts and residents of the republic note latent tensions caused by violation of the population request for social justice in various areas of the functioning of the local community. It is necessary to create equal conditions of social promotion for all citizens regardless their ethnicity in order to maintain interethnic harmony in the region.


Keywords
ethnicity; upward mobility; social inequality; interethnic relations; interethnic competition; Republic of Buryatia
Content No 3, 2020