What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves?

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


In 2015, the OECD's Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) asked students about the occupation they expect to be working in when they are 30 years old. Students' responses were later grouped into science-related and non-science-related careers - with the former including science and engineering professionals; health professionals; science technicians and associate professionals; and information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. Key findings are that: (1) on average across OECD countries, almost one in four students - whether boy or girl - expects to work...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Career development; Gender; Employment; Research

Keywords: OECD country; Career choice; Career goal; Nontraditional occupation; Survey

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 5 p.

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Series: PISA in focus; no. 69, February 2017

ISSN: 2226-0919 (online)

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.767

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