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10.5593/sgemsocial2017/35/S13.072

THE FAMILY INFLUENCE ON ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ CAREER CHOICE: EVIDENCE FROM THE RUSSIAN LONGITUDINAL MONITORING SURVEY

A. Timofeeva
Monday 9 October 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-22-5 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2017, Book 3, Vol 5, 555-560 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/35/S13.072

ABSTRACT

Nowadays youth feel freer and less limited by rules and dogmas. Is family influence on the choice of specialty as strong as before? This paper analyzes the changes in family influence on students’ career choices last five years in Russia (2010/2014). The factor of interest is the correlation between the students’ and graduates’ specialties and what some family members previously studied. Based on the RLMS-HSE data collected in series of nationally representative surveys the panel data discrete choice model is constructed and estimated. The result shows that the family greater affected the career choice of students in engineering than in other fields. In general, the impact of the family significantly weakened. The younger generation has become more independent in the choice of specialty. This means that in recent years the family has lost its influence on students’ career choice. Thus it is impossible to solve the problem of increasing the attractiveness of higher technical education through the family influence.

Keywords: higher education, family decision making, engineering degree, specialty, RLMS

PAPER DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/35/S13.072 ; THE FAMILY INFLUENCE ON ENGINEERING STUDENTS’ CAREER CHOICE: EVIDENCE FROM THE RUSSIAN LONGITUDINAL MONITORING SURVEY

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