ERIC Number: EJ1131342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Does Migrant Status Affect Educational Achievement, Aspirations, and Attainment?
Multicultural Education Review, v7 n4 p197-212 2015
As a nation built from the migration of peoples from every continent in the world, modern Australia developed a unique culture based on an egalitarian ethos. Recent research, however, suggests that social inequality is increasing and, in particular, social mobility is in decline. In this paper, I examine one aspect of social inequality that has long been regarded as a strong indicator of opportunities for social mobility: educational attainment. Using data collected by the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth 2003 (LSAY03) project, I examine the links between migration status and educational achievement at age 15, educational expectations, occupational aspirations, and educational attainment.
Descriptors: Migrants, Social Status, Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Educational Attainment, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Development, National Surveys, Social Justice, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Peer Influence, School Culture, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Least Squares Statistics, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia