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The Monitoring of Education Markets

Priority areas of development: economics
2012

This project was implemented within the framework of the HSE's Basic Research Programme.

Research Object: The economics of knowledge in Russia, and of education markets in particular.

Research Purpose: To develop monitoring research on the economics of knowledge and to form an internationally comparable information base for this monitoring research by conducting regular sociological surveys and performing an integrated analysis of economic, statistical, and sociological information, including materials on the monitoring of education markets during 2002-2011; to disseminate statistical, sociological, and analytical information on the economics of education.

Several independent directions are incorporated within the framework of the project, each providing development of the methodological, analytical, and information components of the research on the economics of education in Russia conducted by the Higher School of Economics.

Empirical Base of the Research: Data taken from sociological surveys conducted in 2012, as well as data from state statistics.

Research Results: In 2012, in the framework of the project, a series of surveys were carried out involving parents, teachers, and heads of preschool and general education institutions, as well as heads of institutions offering supplementary education to children. An analysis was conducted and a presentation was made on the outcomes of the surveys. The information content in the Information and Analytical System on the Economics of Knowledge was updated, and statistical data books on the economics of knowledge were developed and published.

Implementation of the Research Results: Based upon the data obtained, future additional analytical research will be carried out in various directions on the economics of education as far as the education of children is concerned; the updating of the methodical and information and analytical base of the education market research will continue; new indicators on the development of the economics of knowledge will be elaborated. We plan to 1) continue collecting primary data on the economics of education, 2) prepare statistical and information materials containing updated and enlarged statistical information on the problems of the economics of knowledge, and 3) develop and update the statistical information storage.

Based on further analysis regarding the outcomes of the survey, the information bulletin Monitoring of Education Markets and articles in scientific journals will be produced. The outcomes of the survey will be presented at conferences and workshops.

The research results will be used for a methodological maintenance of the Action Plan ("Road Map") for "Changes in the Social Sector Aimed at Increasing the Efficiency of Education and Science, the State Program for the Development of Education in 2013-2020", and for methodological and consulting support for Russian Federation education authorities.