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Where Do Highly Educated Russians Work, and What Do They Do for a Living?

Russian Education and Society. 2016. Vol. 58. No. 12. P. 841-861.

The paper is aimed at analyzing the structure and socio-demographic characteristics of workers wiht higher education and estimating the mismatch between the individual fields of education and his/her occupation. The research base is constituted by Labor Force Survey for 2014.

The research results show that the structure or the workers by the fields of education differentietes depending on gender, age and settlement. The share of graduates of economic and legal professions is significantly higher and the proportion of people with higher technical and teacher education is lower among young workers than among older.

Russian labor market is characterized by a significant education-occupation mismatch. the extent of mismatch vartes across college major.