PROJECT: How do young families appear and live in modern Russia? Comparison of secular families and priests’ families.
FUNDING: within the framework of the program of PSTGU Development Foundation in 2018-2021
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Ivan Pavlyutkin
RESEARCH TEAM: Mariia Goleva, Olga Borisova, Alena Klestova
DURATION OF THE PROJECT: 2018 – 2021
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The research project is aimed at studying the creation and the first years of family life of priests and laymen. The need for such investigation on young families, marriage mating, wedding and difficulties the families face in the beginning of family life could be explained by the instability of marriage, the growth of cohabitation and a high divorce rate in the first years of family life in modern Russia. The initial years of family life for newlyweds are accompanied by questions about the birth of children, work-family balance, daily difficulties, etc. Also it is necessary to illuminate the specificity of the priests’ families as the priesthood determines their family and marital life.
The methodology of the research project involves the collection of in-depth interviews with newlyweds (both spouses). The sample includes several groups of families: parochial families, priestly families, non-religious families (secular marriage). In addition, a control group of priestly families with a long duration of marriage will be taken. The implementation of the project involves the preparation of reviews on key theoretical concepts (attitudes, humility, fidelity, etc.) and on empirical studies on young families’ life. As the results of the study, it is planned to prepare academic publications, reports at conferences, recommendations on family policy for the state and the church.
Family studies >>>
Maria Goleva took part in the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association «Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging» (20-23 August 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom) >>>
Members of research laboratory participated in XIII All-Russian Scientific Conference in memory of Yuriy Levada “Modern Russian Society and Sociology” (23 April, 2019) >>>
8-10 October 2018. Ivan Pavlyutkin and Mariia Goleva participated in a workshop in Family Studies and Research University Centre at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan >>>
On the 16th-21st of May Mark Regnerus visited Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University >>>
MEMBERS OF THE RESEARCH LABORATORY “SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION” PARTICIPATED AT XIX APRIL INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (APRIL, 10-13, 2018, MOSCOW, NRU HSE) >>>
Research fellows of research laboratory “Sociology of Religion” took part in a seminar ”Modern Parental Cultures. Part 2”, organized by the Center for Studies of Modern Childhood of the Institute of Education of the Higher School of Economics >>>
17-18 of November, Ivan Pavlyutkin presented at the international conference “The Voice of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called in the Modern World” in Greece >>>
October, 13 the workshop on the project “The Global Recession in Christian Marriage: What it Means for Families, Nations, and the Church” held in “Sociology of Religion” laboratory >>>
Research fellows of “Sociology of Religion” took part in the 13th conference of the European Sociological Association ESA-2017 in Athens >>>
16-21 July, Ivan Pavlyutkin participated in the School of Social Action, Yl’yanovsk >>>
29-31of May Giovanna Rossi visited PSTGU and took part in research project of “Sociology of Religion” >>>
Researchers of the “Sociology of Religion” laboratory at PSTGU took part in the V International scientific-practical conference “Religion and History” (April 20-22, 2017, Minsk, Republic of Belarus) >>>