of Russians would be delighted at their daughters’ desire to become software developers. 40% would be happy if their sons pursued a similar career.
Gender stereotypes also become apparent with respect to the engineering profession. 25% of respondents would approve of it for their daughters; for their sons, the figure is 34%.
The fewest gender differences of all were found regarding an academic career for children. For girls, 24% of respondents would support this choice; for boys, 28% responded favourably.
These data were obtained during a representative sampling survey of Russians aged 16 years and older that was commissioned in November 2014 by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). The survey was conducted as part of a Monitoring Survey of Innovative Behaviour of the Population.
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