ERIC Number: EJ696018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
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Modernity, Traditionality, and Junior High School Attainment in Turkey
Aytac, Isik A.; Rankin, Bruce H.
Social Indicators Research, v66 n3 p267 May 2004
This study focuses on the impact of modernity and traditionality on junior high school attainment of children in Turkey. Using the nationwide Turkish Family Structure Survey, the primary objectives are to determine whether junior high school attainment varies by region, city size, and by family background. Based on a sample of 2025 16 year-old adolescents, we provide the first multivariate, nationwide analysis of the factors associated with junior high school attainment of children in Turkey. The results of the multivariate logistic regression analysis show significant variation in children's junior high school attainment by family background, region and urban location, which are factors that help explain persistent gender inequality in education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Junior High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey