Over 2 out of 5 Indian parents would like to do their child’s job

Mumbai: Over two out of five Indian parents would like to do their children’s job, but only 26 per cent think they would perform well at it, a LinkedIn global study today said.

"Over two out of five Indian parents would like to do their child's job," the study said.
“Over two out of five Indian parents would like to do their child’s job,” the study said.

“About 43 per cent Indian parents would like to do their child’s job, but only 26 per cent think they would perform well at it,” online professional network LinkedIn said.

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

PTI