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ERIC Number: ED002984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Oct
Pages: 176
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EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT--ITS CAUSES AND EFFECTS.
DAVID, MARTIN; AND OTHERS
INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS TO ASCERTAIN IF LEVELS OF EDUCATION AND INCOME PERPETUATE THEMSELVES FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE WAS DRAWN FROM FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES. IN A SAMPLE OF 3,000 INTERVIEWS, ABOUT 600 REPRESENTED LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. DATA WERE COLLECTED ON THE PAST HISTORY OF THE INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWED, INCLUDING HIS EDUCATION, CHILDHOOD, RECENT EXPERIENCE IN THE LABOR MARKET, ATTITUDE TOWARD HIGHER EDUCATION, AND HIS PLANS FOR THE EDUCATION OF HIS CHILDREN. SINCE THE DATA WERE COLLECTED AS PART OF A LARGER STUDY, AN ANALYSIS OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT HISTORY, AND MOTIVATION WAS POSSIBLE. ALL OF THESE ANALYSES REVEALED THE POWERFUL IMPACT OF PARENTAL CHARACTERISTICS ON CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND DOCUMENTED THE TREND BY WHICH EACH GENERATION TENDS TO GET MORE EDUCATION THAN THE FORMER. IN EACH ANALYSIS, EDUCATION OF THE FATHER WAS THE MOST POWERFUL PREDICTOR OF CHILDREN'S EDUCATION. MORE STUDY IN OTHER AREAS OF EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT IS NEEDED. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ann Arbor)