Female Face of Sociological Science (basing on the Rosstat statistics)

Female Face of Sociological Science (basing on the Rosstat statistics)

Allakhverdyan A.G.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Senior Researcher at the S. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of RAS, Moscow, Russia sisnek@list.ru

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Allakhverdyan A.G. Female Face of Sociological Science (basing on the Rosstat statistics). Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2022. No 9. P. 94-99


The article analyzes numbers and growing scientific qualifications of women sociologists in Russian science. The study of the main personnel trends in the development of sociological science is based on statistics of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) for the post-Soviet period (1995–2020). It is shown that the dynamics of the number of researchers in all areas of Russian science during this period is characterized by a dominant trend of personnel decline and has decreased, on average, by 34%. Unlike the dominant trend of personnel reduction in Russian sciences as a whole, the number of researchers in sociology has not only not decreased, but on the contrary, increased by 59%. As a result, at the beginning of 2020, two-thirds of Russian sociologists (62%) employed in this field of science were women. The increase of the proportion of women in sociological science was also expressed in a sharp increase of their proportion with high academic qualifications: candidates and doctors of sciences. This was especially obvious in case doctoral degrees – their number increased 17 times: from 6 people in 1995 to 102 people in 2020, that is 37% of the total number of all doctors of sciences in sociology.

sociological science; personnel composition of science; statistics of scientific personnel; women researchers; scientific qualifications; candidates of sciences; doctors of sciences
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