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ERIC Number: EJ809172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Economic Globalisation, Youth Expectations and Social Class: The Case of Sri Lanka
Little, Angela W.; Sabates, Ricardo
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n6 p708-722 Nov 2008
Whether economic globalisation is associated with a narrowing or a widening of the social class gap between the education and occupation expectations of Sri Lankan youth is examined through a test of four hypotheses. Methodologically, the study employs the estimated parameters from a system of seemingly unrelated equations for testing hypotheses. Youth expectations for education and occupation are higher than those of their parents when young. Social class effects vary among youth and fathers and mothers when young. The occupation expectations of youth show a widening gap between the middle and low social classes. In all other comparisons, the gaps are positive, indicating a widening, but none attains statistical significance. Causal explanations are explored and the implications for future investigations are identified. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka