The structure of values of the residents of russian regions, on the basis of a socio-cultural monitoring

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The structure of values of the residents of russian regions, on the basis of a socio-cultural monitoring

About the authors:

Gulnara F. Romashkina, Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Professor, Head of the Department of Mathematical Methods, Information Technologies and Management Systems in Economics, University of Tyumen;

Elena V. Andrianova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Acting Head of the Department of General and Economic Sociology, Financial and Economic Institute, University of Tyumen;


Dynamics of values of residents of the Urals Federal District are analyzed in the context of the whole Russia. It is shown that in Russia there is a gradual modernization of the value structure, but the dynamics are not stable. Traditional values (family, tradition, readiness for sacrifice) are more important for the elderly. The importance of human values increases with age, but at a slower pace. Significantly higher is importance of freedom for those who are currently 35-39 years old. The Russian situation is different from the European where there is less support for freedom, initiative, and growing importance and traditional values since 2009. From 2006 to 2013 markers of breach of rights and freedoms stay the same: the first three places are occupied by the right to equality before the law, security and privacy, and the right to work. Intensity of rights protection goes down, but the level of success in protection of fredoms increases. Statistical data show that in recent years the value of work has grown, and the people more actively defend their right to work, if the value of work is higher.


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