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ERIC Number: EJ1092559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Unequal Advantages: The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Educational Mobility
Lawrence, Matthew
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n1 p71-99 Feb 2016
Researchers and policymakers argue that expanding college access is one way to increase opportunities for students who would become the first in their families to enroll in a postsecondary institution. This article uses measures of educational attainment in the previous two generations to consider whether parents' own histories of educational mobility and reproduction explain inequalities in how students prepare for college. Results suggest differences across generational categories in the types of colleges to which students apply and in the effects of parent-student discussions about topics related to college planning. These differences are explained by distinguishing the resources some families acquire through upward mobility from the resources that accumulate in families where educational privileges have been previously reproduced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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