Parental Occupational Status and Labour Market Outcomes in Russia

26 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2014

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Alexey Bessudnov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: March 12, 2014

Abstract

This paper looks at the effect of parental occupational status on their children’s occupational status and earnings in Russia. The analysis based on twelve surveys conducted from 1991 to 2011 (n=21,639) demonstrates a statistically significant effect of parental occupational status on respondents’ occupational status and earnings even after controlling for respondents’ education. Contrary to previous findings (Gerber and Hout 2004), the association between social origins and destinations did not strengthen over time. The size of the effect of parental status in Russia is similar to other European countries. A separate analysis shows that monetary returns on higher education increased in post-Soviet Russia, while returns on higher education in terms of occupational status decreased.

Keywords: returns on education, social mobility, parental occupational status, ISEI, earnings

JEL Classification: I24

Suggested Citation

Bessudnov, Alexey, Parental Occupational Status and Labour Market Outcomes in Russia (March 12, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 36/SOC/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2407860 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2407860

Alexey Bessudnov (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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