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ERIC Number: EJ778539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Educational Expectations, Parental Social Class, Gender, and Postsecondary Attainment: A 10-Year Perspective
Andres, Lesley; Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Yoon, Ee-Seul; Pidgeon, Michelle; Thomsen, Jens Peter
Youth & Society, v39 n2 p135-163 2007
The authors employ a unique longitudinal data set of British Columbia high school graduates that followed respondents 1, 5, and 10 years after graduation to examine the extent to which educational expectations change over time in relation to parental socioeconomic status and eventual postsecondary attainment. Using the method of correspondence analysis, they demonstrate that graduates leave high school with educational expectations that change minimally from that point onward. Moreover, their findings reveal that there is a strong correspondence among gender, socioeconomic background of parents, and educational attainment. They conclude with direct implications for K-12 and postsecondary policy and practice. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa (Ontario).; British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada