Balakireva Olga Mykolaivna

Balakireva Olga Mykolaivna

Chief Editor
PhD. in Sociology
head of department for monitoring-based research of social and economic transformations
SO "Institute for Economics and Forecasting, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine"
26, Panasa Myrnoho Str., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine
head of the board
NGO "Ukrainian Institute for Social Research after Olexander Yaremenko"
NGO "Social Monitoring Center"
26, Panasa Myrnoho Str., Kyiv, 01011, Ukraine


In 1978 graduated from Kharkov State University, specialty – “Mathematician, Teacher of Mathematics”.

In 1990 graduated from Higher sociological courses (Moscow), specialization “Sociology” (with a right to teach).

In 1991 graduated from the Institute of Youth – (Moscow), postgraduate training program, specialty “Social structure, social institutions”, qualification “Sociologist – researcher”.

Main employment record:

2005-2022 – head of department for monitoring-based research of social and economic transformations, Institute for Economics and Forecasting, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.

2005-2022 – Head of the board, Ukrainian Institute for Social Research after Oleksandr Yaremenko, Kyiv.

1995-2022 – Head of the board, Center “Social Monitoring”, Kyiv.

1998-2005 – Deputy Director, State Institute for Family and Youth Problems (former Ukrainian  Institute for Social Research and Ukrainian scientific research Institute on Youth Problems), Kiev.

1995-1997 – Head of Sociological Center.

1992-1995 – Head of the Sociological Laboratory.

1991-1992 – Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Director of the Kharkiv Youth Problem Center.

1992-1999 – Lecturer,  Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.

Balakireva O.M. was a Principle Investigator of the following international studies in Ukraine:

– The ESPAD – European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs Use) (1994–2022);

– The HBSC (Health Behaviors oа School-aged Children) (2001–2022);

– The World Values Survey(WVS) (1996–2022), The Comparative International Research Project “European Values Survey (EVS) (1996–2022);

Awards and achievements:

In 1999 – awarded by the honorary title “Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine”.

In 2011 – awarded the highest award of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine – the badge “For scientific achievements”.

In 2016 – awarded B.Kistiakowsky Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Sociology.

In 2018 – awarded an Order of Queen Anne “The honor of the Motherland” “For conscientious service to Ukraine and to the 1000th anniversary of the birth of Anna Yaroslavna – Princess of Kyiv, Queen of France.

1989–2022 – member of the Sociological Associate of Ukraine.

2005–2022 – editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Ukrainian society”.

2007–2022 – board member of  Sociological Associate of Ukraine.

2017–2022 – Chairman of the Professional Ethics Commission of the sociologist of the SAU.

Balakireva O.M. was a member of the editorial board of the following scientific journals: “Ukrainian society”, “Economy of Ukraine” and “Ukrainian sociological journal”.

life path of the generation, social inequality, social structure and social mobility, monitoring of public opinion, social problems of particular population population, electoral orientation, monitoring and evaluation of social policy and individual social programs (projects), methodology and technique of sociological research, longitudinal research method, qualitative methods in sociology, the method of “peer – to – peer” in sociological research, the method of rapid assessment, behavioral studies, mathematical methods for analyzing empirical data.

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