Back to ‘traditional’ family values? Trends in gender ideologies in Russia, 1994–2012

Ukhova, D. (2023) Back to ‘traditional’ family values? Trends in gender ideologies in Russia, 1994–2012. Europe-Asia Studies, 75(3), pp. 446-467. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2022.2107615)

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Previous studies on individual-level gender ideologies in Russia have produced conflicting results, with some suggesting re-traditionalisation and others noting increasing egalitarianism. This research explores changes in the Russian population’s views on gender division of labour between 1994 and 2012, moving beyond unidimensional conceptualisations of gender ideology that juxtapose traditionalism with egalitarianism. The findings evidence highly class-specific gender-ideology trajectories. Only lower classes increased their support for separate spheres. Amongst the more educated and affluent, ‘re-traditionalisation’ instead entailed increased endorsement of both joint breadwinning and gender-essentialist views of women’s caring roles at the expense of support for the housewife/male-breadwinner model and for egalitarianism.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: the research for this article was carried out as part of a doctoral project funded by a scholarship granted from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ukhova, Dr Daria
Authors: Ukhova, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:07 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Author(s)
First Published:First published in Europe-Asia Studies 75(3):446-467
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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