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ERIC Number: EJ1066658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Impact of Primary and Secondary Social Origin Factors on the Transition to University in the Czech Republic
Simonov√°, Natalie; Soukup, Petr
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v36 n5 p707-728 2015
The main objective of this paper is to show to what extent and why students with the same academic aptitude but different social backgrounds have different odds of entering university. For our analysis, we separated primary and secondary factors of social origin in the formation of educational inequalities. The results show that the primary and secondary factors have approximately the same influence on the transition to university. Czech schools do not affect the process of forming educational aspirations and transition to university, and merely "classify" children according to their social origin. This situation emerged during the socialist era and has remained unchanged after the fall of communism (in 1989). However, the mechanism of the social origin effect has changed--while cultural capital with a "direct" impact had a major role to play during the socialist era, at present there is a rather "indirect" influence through economic capital.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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