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The state of education in the Russian Federation in 2017

Tatiana Klyachko, Galina Tokareva and Elena Semenova
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Galina Tokareva: Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy
Elena Semenova: Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

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Abstract: Recently the Russian education system went through significant qualitative and quantitative changes, which were both meaningful and institutional. At the same time, the system of education has been developing both extensively and rigorously. Preschool education has reached greater number of children. Extended learning activities of children have achieved new heights. Secondary vocational education included training of skilled workers and mid-tier specialists. Over eighty percent of high school graduates enter universities now. The unified state exam (USE) which was widely introduced in 2009 has become an important regulator for high school graduates flows to universities, which significantly increased educational migration of the young people. For example, in 2016, over 7.6 percent of high school graduates from other subjects of the Russian Federation strived to enter Moscow and St. Petersburg universities. Meanwhile before the introduction of USE that number did not exceed 1.5 percent of applicants, and the number of those wishing to enter universities in other regions has gone up from 3.5 percent to 16.5 percent.

Keywords: Russian economy; higher education; vocational education; job skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I23 I25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2018, Revised 2018
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