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- Education and social stratification across Europe
- Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Volume 23
- Social stratification
Education and social stratification across Europe
Harvard Educational Review 1 July ; 38 2 : — The effect of educational attainment on adult occupational status is often exaggerated,but higher education is nonetheless an important route to a good job. The middle class have always made disproportionate use of this tool for self-advancement,and the gap is not narrowing. The role of tuition charges and academic tests in maintaining the middle-class advantage is not as great as many suppose; class differences in motivation probably play the decisive role.
Even if access to higher education became more equal, however, this would not necessarily make American life more satisfactory. The central problem seems to be inequality, not immobility,and while the two are closely related, measures intended to achieve one may not promote the other. Sign In or Create an Account.
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Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Volume 23
Education, Social Closure, and Social Mobility. Education, Employers, and Class Mobility. Jackson, J. Goldthorpe, C. Hanley, D. Park, J. Yi-Lee Wong.
When he died in , Ted Rogers Jr. In his autobiography he credited his success to a willingness to take risks, work hard, bend the rules, be on the constant look-out for opportunities, and be dedicated to building the business. Ted Rogers Sr. However, Ted Sr. His mother took Ted Jr. The family was still wealthy enough to send him to Upper Canada College, the famous private school that also educated the children from the Black, Eaton, Thompson, and Weston families.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate factors that affect progression to university education across Europe. Findings point to interesting age by gender and age by parental education interactions affecting the entrance to university. It demonstrates the disparity that exists across Europe whereby in some countries progression has been a smooth process for the past few decades while in others widening participation to higher education has only been a recent phenomenon. The findings of this study are discussed with reference to social reproduction theories and have implications for wider European educational policies for enhancing access to university education. In a globalised education market inequalities may be observed within countries but also between countries making the outcomes of policies for offering equal opportunities a complex one.
John R. Reynolds, Catherine E. Stratification research has established education's critical role in the intergenerational transmission of parental socioeconomic status to adult work and economic status.
In the upper echelons of the working world, people with the most power reach the top. These people make the decisions and earn the most money. The majority of Americans will never see the view from the top. Sociologists use the term social stratification to describe the system of social standing.
Harvard Educational Review 1 July ; 38 2 : —