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Institute for Social Policy

The Institute was founded in January 2016 as a university research unit aimed at conducting basic and applied research, as well as expert review and analytical analysis in the field of social policy at the federal, regional and municipal levels.

The Institute's goal is to develop comprehensive and future-oriented studies in social policy with a focus on microsimulation of its impact on the household sector.

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Publications
Book
Poverty and Social Exclusion in the New Russia

Manning N., Veit-Wilson J., Abrahamson P. et al.

L.: Routledge, 2017.

Article
Regional population structures at a glance

Kashnitsky I. S., Schöley J.

The Lancet. 2018. Vol. 392. No. 10143. P. 209-210.

Book chapter
Russian Youth: Specifics of Identities and Values

Mareeva S.

In bk.: Handbook of the Sociology of Youth in BRICS Countries. World Scientific, 2018. Ch. 12. P. 233-252.

Working paper
Social Stratification by Life Chances: Evidence from Russia

Anikin V. A., Lezhnina Y. P., Mareeva S. et al.

Sociology. WP BRP. National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2017. No. 80/SOC/2017.

News

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8 August 2018

A paper by Ilya Kashnitsky is published in The Lancet

The lancet, prestigious academic journal, published a paper by Ilya Kashnitsky and Jonas Schöley.

13 July 2018

Ilya Kashnitsky wrote an article for Meduza on the correct way interpreting life expectancy

With all the public debate on the announced pension reform in Russia, many journalists and politicians are misinterpreting basic demographic measures. 

2 July 2018

Interview to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel on the changes in the pension legislation

On June 28, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, commented on the changes in the pension legislation in the interview given to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel.

29 June 2018

On June 28, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy held a scientific seminar on the topic “Study of structural imbalances of regional labor markets.”

The seminar heard a presentation by Sergey Smirnov, PhD, director of the Center for analysis of social programs and risks, and by Alexey Kapustin, PhD, chief analyst of this Center.

28 June 2018

Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the discussion “Consequences of the pension reform for the society and challenges to the non-profit organizations” in the Blagosfera Media Centre

The discussion participants talked about the reasons and the consequences of the reform proposed by the Government. How will it influence the quality of life, the demographic situation, the labour market and the solvation of the poverty problem? Will the family institute benefit or suffer from it? What could civil society and non-profit organizations do in the face of coming reforms?

Illustration for news: A paper by Ilya Kashnitsky is published in The Lancet

A paper by Ilya Kashnitsky is published in The Lancet

The lancet, prestigious academic journal, published a paper by Ilya Kashnitsky and Jonas Schöley.

Ilya Kashnitsky wrote an article for Meduza on the correct way interpreting life expectancy

With all the public debate on the announced pension reform in Russia, many journalists and politicians are misinterpreting basic demographic measures. 

Interview to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel on the changes in the pension legislation

On June 28, 2018, Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, commented on the changes in the pension legislation in the interview given to the Pervyi (One) TV Channel.

Illustration for news: On June 28, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy held a scientific seminar on the topic “Study of structural imbalances of regional labor markets.”

On June 28, 2018, the Institute for Social Policy held a scientific seminar on the topic “Study of structural imbalances of regional labor markets.”

The seminar heard a presentation by Sergey Smirnov, PhD, director of the Center for analysis of social programs and risks, and by Alexey Kapustin, PhD, chief analyst of this Center.

Lilia Ovcharova, director of the Institute for Social Policy, took part in the discussion “Consequences of the pension reform for the society and challenges to the non-profit organizations” in the Blagosfera Media Centre

The discussion participants talked about the reasons and the consequences of the reform proposed by the Government. How will it influence the quality of life, the demographic situation, the labour market and the solvation of the poverty problem? Will the family institute benefit or suffer from it? What could civil society and non-profit organizations do in the face of coming reforms?

Illustration for news: On June 21, 2018, Serguey Smirnov presented his book “Soviet era in the correspondence of historians” in the Moscow Sakharov center

On June 21, 2018, Serguey Smirnov presented his book “Soviet era in the correspondence of historians” in the Moscow Sakharov center

“I have got great pleasure from writing this book, the author says. The most difficult thing was to understand the handwriting of other people. Readers will not have such problems.

Presentation of Ekaterina Demintseva at the International Conference of The International Education and Diversity Network, Genève

On June 19, 2018, Ekaterina Demintseva, director of the Center for Qualitative Research of Social Policy, made a presentation "Migrant children in Russian schools: between ethnic and social issues" at the International Conference of The International Education and Diversity Network (Le Réseau International Éducation et Diversité - RIED), Genève.

Illustration for news: On June 19-20, 2018, over 20 researchers from the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, took part in the training workshop “Analytical tools for poverty reduction programs and social policy objectives in the Russian Federation”

On June 19-20, 2018, over 20 researchers from the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, took part in the training workshop “Analytical tools for poverty reduction programs and social policy objectives in the Russian Federation”

Lilia Ovcharova, Director of the Institute for Social Policy, HSE, and Aleksandra Posarac, Lead Economist at the World Bank, opened the workshop conducted by Ruslan Yemtsov, Lead Economist and Team Leader for Social Safety Nets in the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, conducted the workshop with the unevaluable help of Maria Nagernyak, Coordinator of social protection projects in Russia of the World Bank.

Ilya Kashnitsky received EAPS Outreach Award

At the closing ceremony of Europan Population Conference in Brussels Ilya Kashnitsky received European Association for Population Studies Outreach Award. He shared the award with Tim Riffe.

Illustration for news: Should we be afraid of pension reform?

Should we be afraid of pension reform?

On June 16, 2018, Oksana Sinyavskaya, deputy director of the Institute for Social Policy, answered this question in the TVC program “Postscript”. The expert believes that the Government will gain money for additional indexation. This will affect all pensioners – they will only benefit from this measure.