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ERIC Number: EJ788470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Family Capital and the Invisible Transfer of Privilege: Intergenerational Support and Social Class in Early Adulthood
Swartz, Teresa Toguchi
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n119 p11-24 Spr 2008
Sociologists have long recognized the relationships between family background and social class attainment. However, by neglecting the multiple ways in which families and parents provide advantages and the extent to which these advantages extend into adulthood, they may still be underestimating the role of families in the reproduction of class inequalities. This chapter explores these impacts under the conceptual rubric of family capital. A new battery of interviews with a diverse collection of young adults is used to illustrate these points and offer suggestions for future research and analysis.
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Language: English
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