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ERIC Number: EJ1131342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2005-615X
Does Migrant Status Affect Educational Achievement, Aspirations, and Attainment?
Chesters, Jenny
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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