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About 40% of Indian parents desire to do their children’s job: Study

Over two out of five (about 43%) Indian parents would like to do their children’s job, but only 26% think they would perform well at it, a LinkedIn global study said on Friday.

sex and relationships Updated: Nov 05, 2016 10:55 IST
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About 60% Indian parents influence their child’s decision on taking the first professional job, finds a new survey.(Shutterstock)

Over two out of five (about 43%) Indian parents would like to do their children’s job, but only 26% think they would perform well at it, a LinkedIn global study said on Friday.

The study is part of LinkedIn’s ‘Bring In Your Parents Day (BIYP)’ initiative aimed at giving parents an opportunity to understand the children’s job role and bridge the generational gap.

The survey examined 16,529 parents between October 4 and 17 in UK, US, Canada, Australia, France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy and India.

The study revealed that more than one in three parents have no idea what their children do at work.

About 60% Indian parents have shaped their child’s career choices, the survey found. (Shutterstock)

About 58% Indian parents have influenced their child’s decision on taking the first professional job, the study said.

It further indicated that 63% Indian parents have shaped their child’s career choices compared to only 38% globally.

The list of misunderstood jobs by Indian parents includes actuary (74%), UI (User Interface) designer (73.5%), firefighter (64%), radio producer (62.5%) and data scientist (59%).

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