This book offers a comparative analysis of value and identity changes in several post-Soviet countries. In light of the tremendous economic, social and political changes in former communist states, the authors compare the values, attitudes and identities of different generations and cultural groups. Based on extensive empirical data, using quantitative and qualitative methods to study complex social identities, this book examines how intergenerational value and identity changes are linked to socio-economic and political development. Topics include the rise of nationalist sentiments, identity formation of ethnic and religious groups and minorities, youth identity formation and intergenerational value conflicts.
The article by the chief researcher of the ILSCR John Berry and Feng Hou (University of Victoria) "Immigrant Acculturation and Wellbeing in Canada" was selected as the winner of the 2016 CPA Canadian Psychology (CP) Best Article Award according to the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
October 21, Anna A. Mironova (research intern at Lab) successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis "Private intergenerational transfers in different types of households".
The publication "International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition)" won the main prize of the 40th annual PROSE Awards in the category "Excellence in Reference Works". Two of the Area Editors have affiliation with National Research University Higher School of Economics — John Berry (co-head of International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research), and Peter Schmidt (former co-head of International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research).