Paths of Generation: Longitudinal Comparative Study of Secondary School Graduates in Different Regions of the Former Soviet Union--Stage 1, 1983 (ICPSR 6312)

Published: Jun 24, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Maja Ashmane, Latvian Academy of Sciences; Esther Katz, Academy of Sciences of Moldova; Mikk Titma, Estonian Academy of Sciences

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the social determinants of the integration of youth into adult social life in different regions of the former Soviet Union. To this end, graduating secondary school students were queried about their schooling, extracurricular activities, and plans for the future. Questions about schooling included evaluations of school choice and the effectiveness of schooling, as well as self-reporting of marks and abilities in various areas. Items relating to extracurricular activities covered family status and property, preferred activities during spare time, interests, values, and friends. Information concerning plans for the future was elicited through questions that probed for intended educational and occupational pathways, ideas about the preferred pathways, comparisons of these plans with parents' wishes, and the advice of friends and counselors. Additional information gathered by the survey includes age, gender, self-reported health status, consumption of cigarettes and alcohol, age at onset of sexual relations, height, weight, urban status of place of birth, type of secondary education, parents' occupations and education, and number of siblings.

Ashmane, Maja, Katz, Esther, and Titma, Mikk. Paths of Generation: Longitudinal Comparative Study of Secondary School Graduates in Different Regions of the Former Soviet Union--Stage 1, 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-06-24.

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Academy of Sciences of Moldova

Estonian Academy of Sciences

Latvian Academy of Sciences

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1980 -- 1983

1982 -- 1983

The machine-readable codebooks documenting all three data files include English translations of the questionnaires. In addition, Russian language questionnaires for each data file are available as separate files in WordPerfect 5.2. For Part 2, Estonian Data, hardcopy versions of the Russian- and Estonian-language questionnaires and a WordPerfect 5.2 file of the Estonian-language questionnaire are available upon request from ICPSR.

Regional samples.

Secondary school graduating students in several regions of the former Soviet Union in 1983.

personal interviews

survey data




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