Linking the macro to the micro : a multidimensional approach to educational inequalities in four European countries
European societies, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 26-64
BUKODI, Erzsebet, EIBL, Ferdinand, BUCHHOLZ, Sandra, MARZADRO, Sonia, MINELLO, Alessandra, WAHLER, Susanne, BLOSSFELD, Hans Peter, ERIKSON, Robert, SCHIZZEROTTO, Antonio, Linking the macro to the micro : a multidimensional approach to educational inequalities in four European countries, European societies, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 26-64 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/60034
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Recent research into educational inequalities has shown the importance of decomposing social origins into parental class, status and education, representing economic, socio-cultural and educational family resources, respectively. But we know little about how inequalities in educational attainment at the micro-level map onto institutional characteristics of educational systems at the macro-level, if we treat social origins in a multidimensional way. Drawing on the rich over-time variation in educational systems in four European countries-Britain, Sweden, Germany and Italy this paper develops and tests a number of hypotheses regarding the effects of various components of social origins on individuals' educational attainment in different institutional contexts. It is evident from our results that a great deal of similarity exists across nations with different educational systems in the persisting importance for individuals' educational attainment of parental class, status and education. But our findings also indicate that changes in the institutional features of educational systems have, in some instances although not in others, served to reinforce or to offset the social processes generating educational inequalities at the micro level.
Published online: 05 June 2017
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/60034
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2017.1329934
ISSN: 1461-6696; 1469-8307
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Keyword(s): Educational system Comparative research Social origins Educational attainment Stratification processes comparative perspective social-stratification welfare regimes attainment opportunity expansion equality systems institutions
Sponsorship and Funder information:
Oxford University Press (OUP) John Fell Research Fund [122/673]
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