The preceding chapter described the development of the socio-occupational status of Leningrad youth with general secondary education and the most important channels for their postschooling dispersion into the national economy. This provided an overview of the process and made possible the determination of quantitative relationships and interactions among contingents of youth with differing social, vocational, educational, and branch affiliations. When such a research technique is used, however, more detailed qualitative analysis becomes impossible, because of the large number of heterogeneous aggregates of youth that is examined. Individual analysis would be required for each category of youth, and this would fundamentally alter the framework of the study and the size of the sample that would be necessary. For this reason, the next stage in the present study of the social development of youth presents a more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of only one category of youth: young people employed in the Leningrad machine-building industry.