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What determines Students’ Intentions to Pursue a PhD in Russia?

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2016. No. 3 (9). P. 16-17.

Economics of Education Monitoring data show that though 85% of students recognize the labor market benefits of having a PhD degree, the demand for doctoral education among Russian students decreased in 2010-2015 com­pared to 2006-2009. The intention to pursue a PhD is correlated with having a focus on building an academic career. It is important to mention that regression analysis has shown that a good academic environment at one’s uni­versity, one’s own commitment to one’s work and studies, and one’s parents’ human capital have a positive impact on one’s motivation to pursue a PhD.