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Determined to Succeed?: Performance Versus Choice in Educational Attainment

edited by Michelle Jackson
Format
Book
Published
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Language
English
Series
Studies in social inequality
ISBN
9780804783026 (hbk. : acid-free paper), 0804783020 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
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.
Description
xvi, 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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