ERIC Number: ED111721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Education and the Socioeconomic Career II: A Model of the Resource Conversion Properties of Family, School, and Occupational Environments. Research Notes from the Malmo Study. Report No. 10.
Bulcock, Jeffrey W.; And Others
Recent findings are reported on the ongoing research related to the socioeconomic career attainment process utilizing the Malmo data set from Sweden as reported in ED 097 268. The general proposition tested is that the association between selected personality resource assets and the desired outcomes of resource conversion settings will be different for different levels or types of resource settings. It is found that (1) the interaction of children's early abilities and their family socioeconomic environments has strong effects on future educational attainments; (2) the interaction of early ability and educational attainment has a low but significant impact on the development of ability at maturity; (3) the two interactions between educational attainment and job status, and between ability at maturity and job status account for variance in earnings over and above the direct effects of ability at maturity and job status; and (4) the impact of schooling on net earnings of job status and ability at maturity is neglible. Attention is given to the relevance of these findings for the development of status attainment theory, and some suggestions are made for extending the analysis by fitting more accurate statistical models. Tables and graphs illustrate the findings throughout the document. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. for the Study of International Problems in Education.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden