Singapore — A recent survey of parents in Singapore showed 46 percent of them do not understand what their children do for a living.
This is due to the new job types that have emerged in recent years, said the social networking website LinkedIn, which carried out the survey.
The Singapore percentage was higher than the worldwide figure of 35 percent.
The type of jobs Singapore parents are least likely to understand are actuary, user interface designer, and data scientist, according to reports.
Parents find it difficult to give their children career advice as a result, said the network.
The survey covered 1,943 Singapore parents, the local poll being part of a larger survey covering 16,102 parents in 14 countries.