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ERIC Number: EJ1021495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
The Role of Social Capital in the Explanation of Educational Success and Educational Inequalities
Roth, Tobias
Irish Educational Studies, v32 n3 p335-354 2013
This article examines the role that social capital plays in school success and in the explanation of social and ethnic inequalities in the German educational system. Based on Coleman's well-known concept of social capital, different aspects of social capital are distinguished, including social network composition, parent-school interaction and intrafamilial social capital. In sum, the overall results indicate that the different aspects of social capital influence the school performance of pupils. In addition, social capital endowment is found to be of relevance for the explanation of inequalities in school grades between social classes and ethnic groups. In this respect, the analyses indicate that social capital endowment is part of the underlying mechanism responsible for educational inequalities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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