Born June 29, 1968 in Moscow. Elena I.Pakhomova graduated from the Moscow Institute of the National Economy (1989, Diploma in Labor Economics) and completed her post-graduate studies at the Institute of Labor of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development of RF (1992).
In 1989-1994 she worked at the Institute of Labor of the Ministry of Labor of the RF as junior researcher, researcher and senior researcher. In 1994-1996 she worked at the Institute for Economies in Transition as senior researcher.
In 1996—2001 she was a senior researcher at the Russian Independent Institute for Social and Nationalities Problems, then a senior researcher at the Institute for Integrated Social Research of the RAS.
In 2003-2005 she was analytical sociologist at VCIOM.
In 2005-2009 she was the head of VCIOM`s Social Research Department.
Since August 2009 she has been member of VCIOM` Scientific Council.
Pakhomova has PhD in Economics (1992).
Research interest: development of social and labor relations, labor mobility; social activity, life strategies; educational behavior of the adult people, social inequality in education.