ARTICLE TITLE: Wellbeing Improvement Strategies
AUTHORS: Avraamova E.
ABSTRACT: The author has analyzed certain aspects of socio-economic strategies people employ in the periods of economic stability and during crises to demonstrate (on the basis of data collected by the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting in the fall of 2014) that only about 20% of population opt for active strategies: upgrading education and/or different types of employment potentially conducive to higher living standards. The survey Social Feelings of Russia’s Population (INSAP RANKhiGS, February-May 2015) has shown that despite certain negative aspects of the current economic situation the majority remains optimistic even though two-thirds of the total population has already felt the pressure of the crisis. Optimistic assessments and reliance on informal channels of vertical mobility do not urge people to move to active wellbeing improvement strategies.
KEYWORDS: socio-economic strategies , social politics , wellbeing , social development resources , employment , education , social feeling