Human Development

Understanding Career Choice in a Developing Country: Reading the Mind of High School Students in Cities of India?

  • Blog Post Date 31 December, 2018
  • IGC Research on India
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Tarun Jain

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre

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Nishith Prakash

University of Connecticut

The main objective of this project is to understand the process in which students choose their career path. In particular, what are the factors that play a role in the decision-making process? Are students actively thinking about how their future career will impact future expected earnings or close sectoral supply-demand gaps? Or are non-market factors, such as peer effects, stigma, or prestige, playing a larger role in the choice process?

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