MOSCOW, June 28 - RIA Novosti. Russian parents consider it promising for their children specialties related to IT, medicine and those that will then allow them to work in law enforcement agencies, according to the monitoring of the school's effectiveness, carried out by the Institute of Applied Economic Research of the Center for the Economics of Continuing Education, RANEPA.
“As the survey has shown, families have developed fairly stable ideas about what specialties can be classified as promising. law enforcement agencies, other power structures, "- says the study at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
So, in 2017, IT as the most promising area was chosen by 42.1% of parents of schoolchildren. The army, police, security forces - 38.8%, while medicine was chosen by 38.5%. Interest in engineering has increased: if in 2016 they were considered desirable for their children by 20.4% of parents, then in 2017 - 32%.
At the same time, the researchers argue, there is a decline in the interest of families in economics and jurisprudence. Parents' interest in economic professions in 2017 decreased by 4.6% compared to 2016, and by 1.3% in legal professions.
Parents of schoolchildren classified science, culture, services, trade, transport, and education as the least demanded areas.
In general, according to the survey, the majority of parents (89.4% in 2017) believe that their children should get higher education. At the same time, in recent years, the share of families who consider higher education necessary for their children has been growing. 32% of respondents named one of the best universities in their region as a benchmark, while 43.1% of families are guided by any, not necessarily the best, university.
At the same time, 15% of families want to go to a university in another region, and 9.9% plan that their children will go to study at universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The survey was conducted in 2014-2017 in the Voronezh, Ivanovo, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk regions, Altai and Stavropol regions. Teachers and parents of schoolchildren were interviewed. The sample consisted of 700-900 people, depending on the region (in large - 900, in small - 700). The sampling error is 1.5-2%.