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ERIC Number: EJ898493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Resource Potential of the Family and the Educational Trajectories of Children and Adults
Petrenko, Elena; Galitskaia, Elena
Russian Education and Society, v52 n9 p69-77 Sep 2010
This article takes a look at the results of a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation in the fall of 2007 as part of a research program for the Monitoring of the Economics of Education. The survey was participated in by 9,000 Russian families selected in accordance with a national territorial random sample. The results of the survey provide evidence that in all Russia on the average, as well as in Moscow families, people are inclined to give their children a higher education. The authors attempted to single out the types of households that steadily reproduce their social capital in the resource potential of subsequent generations. Their task was to compile a classification of households, determining the groups of families that have children between the ages of four and twenty-two and are similar to each other in terms of their actual social capital and are inclined to pursue particular educational strategies for their children. They produced a classification consisting of nine types of households. In this paper, the authors examine five of the resulting types that look especially "contrastive" (those that differ substantially with respect to the answers to just about all the reference questions), and those that encompass a greater portion (74 percent) of the aggregate set examined in the paper. They take a more detailed look at the social types of Russian families that have been discerned, moving gradually from the families with low levels of resources to those with higher levels of resources. Then, they present a brief overview of the educational trajectories that different types of families map out for their children. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; Russia (Moscow)