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Study Report

Study Number: QD-505-001-1-1-Soviet Union-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Paths of generation: longitudinal comparative study of secondary school graduates in different regions of the Former Soviet Union--stage 1, 1983.  [machine-readable data file] / Ashmane, Maj  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6312

Date Accessioned: 11/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 21

Comments: This study is on ICPSR Periodic Release 97003. The Periodic Release CD-ROM is a product designed for use on a Windows- or DOS-based personal computer and is intended for use as a means of data distribution. It may also be used within the Macintosh environment utilizing either system 7.0 and above or system 6.08 and the appropriate PC emulation software. The CD-ROM does not contain software for text or data searches, extraction or analyses. The files with the .EXE extension are self extracting files that were generated using Info-ZIP's ZIP compressor/archiver and PKWARE's ZIP2EXE utility for generating self-extracting files. Self-extracting files allow PC users to easily and quickly decompress and transfer the files to their equipment, usually a hard disk, without the need to install any extraction software locally. Files with .PDF extensions are provided as an electronic image file in Portable Document File (PDF) format. The PDF format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. A copy of Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Website at: 7/08 This CD-Rom is superseded because this study is available from ICPSR Direct.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison

Date Ordered: 11/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements + data collection instruments (text and WP 5.2). Much of the available machine-readable documentation can be obtained freely via the ICPSR Web Site.

Abstract: 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.

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