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A Study of the Relationship Between Family Socioeconomic Status and a Choice between a Vocational Educational Institution and High School in Russia

Student: Kristina Sosnina

Supervisor: Fabian Slonimczyk

Faculty: International College of Economics and Finance

Educational Programme: Double degree programme in Economics of the NRU HSE and the University of London (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

sing TREC data, this paper tests the hypothesis that variation in educational paths of young adolescents after graduating from lower secondary school is associated with existing differences in socioeconomic status (SES) among the families, even controlling for cognitive ability. The dependent variable is dichotomous variable, which take a value non-zero value if a students attends 10th grade. Logistic model is estimated using three groups of controls: personal, family and school characteristics. The estimates results show that family SES has a significant impact on the choice between high school and vocational educational institution. The more affluent is student’s background, the higher is the probability of high school enrolment.

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