of Russian families with children are willing to support them until they receive a higher education without counting on them earning money.
30% of families are willing to support their children until they complete their undergraduate education, 30% until they complete a Master’s degree, and another 3% through postgraduate school.
These data were obtained during a survey of Russian families with children younger than 25 years of age that was conducted in September 2015 as part of a Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations (MEMO) study carried out jointly by the Higher School of Economics and the Public Opinion Foundation.
A newsletter highlighting the research is planned for publication in 2016.
Mothers of three or more children are four times as likely to be unemployed compared to mothers of one or two children, according to Alina Pishnyak's study 'Employment opportunities and constraints for women in Moscow.'
Family is a more significant institution for Russians than it is for residents of a number of other European countries. Amid ongoing demographic modernization – the liberalization of marriage and the emancipation of women – ideas are still popular in Russia concerning the necessity of a stable union, procreation, and the mostly familial function of women, according to Marharyta Fabrykant, Junior Research Fellow with HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Studies in Mass Consciousness.
of parents of high school students planning to enter a university don’t give thought to the fact that their children may end up studying in a different region. Five years ago, the number of such parents was higher at 60%.
Shannon Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of George Mason University (USA) is visiting Moscow this week for the seminar ‘From the Great Recession to Greater Gender Equality? Family Mobility and the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender’ organized by the HSE Laboratory for Studies in Economic Sociology. It will take place on March 19.