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Title Determined to succeed? : performance versus choice in educational attainment / edited by Michelle Jackson
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages)
Series Studies in social inequality
Studies in social inequality.
Contents Introduction: how is inequality of educational opportunity generated? The case for primary and secondary effects / Michelle Jackson -- Primary and secondary effects: some methodological issues / Christiana Kartsonaki, Michelle Jackson and David R. Cox -- Inequality in transitions to secondary school and tertiary education in Germany / Martin Neugebauer, David Reimer, Steffen Schindler and Volker Stocké -- How social background affects educational attainment over time in the Netherlands / Charlotte Büchner and Rolf van der Velden -- Academic achievement, tracking decisions and their relative contribution to educational inequalities: change over four decades in France / Mathieu Ichou and Louis-André Vallet -- Social origin inequalities in educational careers in Italy: performance or decision effects? / Dalit Contini and Andrea Scagni -- Ever declining inequalities? Transitions to upper secondary and tertiary education in Sweden, 1972-1990 birth cohorts / Frida Rudolphi -- Dentist, driver, or dropout? Family background and secondary education choices in Denmark / Anders Holm and Mads Meier Jaeger -- Social background and educational transitions in England / Michelle Jackson -- Class origins, high school graduation, and college entry in the United States / Stephen L. Morgan, Michael W. Spiller and Jennifer J. Todd -- Why does inequality of educational opportunity vary across countries? Primary and secondary effects in comparative context / Michelle Jackson and Jan O. Jonsson
Summary "In many countries, concern about socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment has focused on inequalities in test scores and grades. The presumption has been that the best way to reduce inequalities in educational outcomes is to reduce inequalities in performance. But is this presumption correct? Determined to Succeed? is the first book to offer a comprehensive cross-national examination of the roles of performance and choice in generating inequalities in educational attainment. It combines in-depth studies by country specialists with chapters discussing more general empirical, methodological, and theoretical aspects of educational inequality. The aim is to investigate to what extent inequalities in educational attainment can be attributed to differences in academic performance between socio-economic groups, and to what extent they can be attributed to differences in the choices made by students from these groups. The contributors focus predominantly on inequalities related to parental class and parental education."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational equalization -- Cross-cultural studies
Educational attainment -- Cross-cultural studies
Academic achievement -- Cross-cultural studies
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Academic achievement
Educational attainment
Educational equalization
Genre/Form Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
Author Jackson, Michelle Victoria, editor.
ISBN 9780804784481