Interaction of Generations in Modern Russia: An Evolving Rapprochement

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Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
National Research University Higher School of Economics
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Affiliation: Institute of Sociology of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 12

Based on the data from the"Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey – Higher School of Economics” (RLMS-HSE), the authors analyze the evolution of beliefs of the Russians regarding the possibility of mutual understanding and cooperation between young people and the older generation, and the factors influencing their formation. It has been shown that throughout the post-Soviet period beliefs of the Russians regarding intergenerational interaction have been positive and stable. Young people are more inclined to dialogue and cooperation between generations than older people. Such indicators of social well-being as a person's satisfaction with his/her life, feeling of happiness, propensity to trust other people, absence or weakening of loneliness increase confidence in achieving intergenerational interaction. The direct connection between intergenerational tolerance and the presence of kinship ties, as well as the closeness and degree of their intensity, which are measured by the frequency of communication and reliability of kinship assistance, has been revealed. The influence of digital technology development on intergenerational relations is limited.

Keywordsinteraction, conflict, generation, continuity, cooperation, social responsibility, social cohesion
AcknowledgmentThis article is a translation of: Козырева П.М., Смирнов А.И. Взаимодействие поколений в современной России: эволюция сближения // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia. 2021. No 11: 49–60. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250014949-6
Publication date24.12.2021
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