Информационный бюллетень «Мониторинг экономики образования» № 18 (117), 2017 г. Актуальные стратегии поведения родителей на рынке услуг дополнительного образования
The article is based on the survey data retrieved from parents whose children attend extracurricular educational organizations. The surveys were carried out twice, in 2013-2014 and 2016, by National Research University Higher School of Economics jointly with «Yuri Levada Analytical Center». These were «Monitoring of Education Markets» and «Monitoring the Economics of Education». The article focuses on parents' preferences when choosing an organization of extracurricular education and criteria of their choice. Based on the outcome of the polls we distinguished and conducted a comparative analysis of criteria meaningful for parents. We believe that information about extracurricular educational programs and the conditions for their implementation influence parents' choice of extracurricular educational organizations. Identifying parental preferences and children's interests is important to ensure effective information support of educational organization. Parents should have access to information that is of value to them.
Belarusian Yearbook 2013 presents a comprehensive analysis of the key developments in the main sectors of the state and society. Since its inception a decade ago, the Belarusian Yearbook has evolved as a crucial annual initiative of the Belarusian analytical community to compile, conceptualize and present a chronicle of Belarus contemporary history. Contributing to Belarusian Yearbook 2013 were independent analysts and experts, as well as specialists representing varios think tanks, including the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS, Vilnius, Lithuania), the Research Center of the Institute for Privatization and Managment (Minsk, Belarus), NOVAK Axiometrical Research Laboratory (Warsaw, Poland), the Belarusian Ecomomic Research and Outreach Center (BEROC, Minsk, Belarus), the Center for Eastern Studies (Warsaw, Poland), the expert community of Belarus Nashe Mnenie (Our opinion), the Agency of Humanitarian Technologies, the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS), eBelarus Research Center, Agency for Social and Political Expert Appraisal.
An attempt to reveal the essence of personalization additional education of children, ideas, approved in September 2014 the government's concept of additional education of children. Based on data from a large-scale survey conducted by the Levada Center in the framework of the fundamental research program of the Higher School of Economics, the author presents ideas about the result, the process of personalization and social background of additional education. The text formulated contradictions, which are the basis for further research.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.