of Russians age 25-64 who have a vocational education believe that their current activities partially or fully coincide with the education they received.
At the same time, 38% of respondents said that the education they received does not correspond to what they are doing now. The remainder could not answer unambiguously.
These data were collected during a nationwide representative survey of participation by adults in continuing education. The survey was carried out as part of a Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations study conducted by the Higher School of Economics in collaboration the Levada Center in the autumn of 2014. The study examines issues of the population’s involvement in the practice of continuing education, the main motivations for learning and sources of funding. An informational newsletter on the research is planned for publication in 2015.