Cohort Analysis of the Education Mobility in Russia

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Yulia EPIKHINA, Institute of Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
The education mobility as a kind of the social mobility helps to clear two questions: 1) the education mobility indexes gives an additional measurement of the educational inequality; 2) the education mobility indexes describes the education as the social institute, its ability to be a channel of the social mobility, to be the institute of the modernity interrupting the transmission of the class advantages from one generation to another. The Russian educational system faces dramatic changes that forces many researches to write about the increasing education inequality. According to some experts, the educational social policy of the Russian state is directed to reduce the educational opportunities for unprivileged social groups. Therefore the education as a social institute becomes rather the institute of the social reproduction than the channel of the social mobility.

We are going to use data of the two structural surveys (the whole sample counts 10397 respondents) to present the main patterns of the education mobility in Russian and its dynamic across a few generations. We suggest to connect the patterns of the mobility with the data of the educational inequality and main directions of the social educational policy.