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Aurini, Janice; Missaghian, Rod; Milian, Roger Pizarro – Sociology of Education, 2020
This article draws from American research on ''concerted cultivation'' to compare the parenting logics of 41 upper-middle-class parents in Toronto, Canada. We consider not only how parents structure their children's after-school time (what parents do) but also how the broader ecology of schooling informs their parenting logics (how they…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Advantaged
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Brint, Steven; German, Komi T.; Anderson-Natale, Kayleigh; Shuker, Zeinab F.; Wang, Suki – Sociology of Education, 2020
Status transmission theory argues that leading educational institutions prepare individuals from privileged backgrounds for positions of prestige and power in their societies. We examine the educational backgrounds of more than 2,900 members of the U.S. cultural elite and compare these backgrounds to a sample of nearly 4,000 business and political…
Descriptors: Educational Background, Advantaged, Colleges, Status
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Rauscher, Emily – Sociology of Education, 2020
Contradictory evidence of the relationship between education funding and student achievement could reflect heterogeneous effects by revenue source or student characteristics. This study examines potential heterogeneous effects of a particular type of local revenue--bond funds for capital investments--on achievement by socioeconomic status.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Bond Issues, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Quadlin, Natasha – Sociology of Education, 2020
Research shows that college students choose majors for a variety of reasons. Some students are motivated by potential economic returns, others want to take engaging classes, and others still would like opportunities to help people in their jobs. But how do these preferences map onto students' actual major choices? This question is particularly…
Descriptors: Preferences, Majors (Students), Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials
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Hofflinger, Alvaro; von Hippel, Paul T. – Sociology of Education, 2020
Debates in education policy draw on different theories about how to raise children's achievement. The "school competition" theory holds that achievement rises when students can choose among competing schools. The "school resources" theory holds that achievement rises with schools' resources per student. The "family…
Descriptors: School Choice, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Mathematics Achievement
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Austin, Megan – Sociology of Education, 2020
This article presents a new measure of curricular intensity that is objective, parsimonious, clearly defined, replicable, and comparable over time for use by researchers interested in examining trends, causes, and outcomes of high school course taking. After proposing a reduced-form version of Adelman's curricular intensity index comprised of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, English Instruction, Science Instruction
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Furuta, Jared – Sociology of Education, 2020
This article examines global changes in tracking policies over the post-World War II period. Using a newly constructed quantitative panel data set of 139 countries from 1960 to 2010, I show that a majority of countries around the world have shifted away from sharply tracked institutions at the junior secondary level toward more formally…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Civil Rights, Educational History, Equal Education
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Pyne, Jaymes; Grodsky, Eric – Sociology of Education, 2020
Recent efforts to understand aggregate student loan debt have shifted the focus away from undergraduate borrowing and toward dramatically rising debt among graduate and professional students. We suggest educational debt plays a key role in social stratification by either deterring bachelor's degree holders from disadvantaged and underrepresented…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial), Graduate Students
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Geven, Sara; van de Werfhorst, Herman G. – Sociology of Education, 2020
In this article, we study the relationship between intergenerational networks in classrooms (i.e., relationships among parents in classrooms, and between parents and their children's classmates) and students' grades. Using panel data on complete classroom networks of approximately 3,000 adolescents and their parents in approximately 200 classes in…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Interpersonal Relationship, Students
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Candipan, Jennifer – Sociology of Education, 2020
School choice expansion in recent decades has weakened the strong link between neighborhoods and schools created under a strict residence-based school assignment system, decoupling residential and school enrollment decisions for some families. Recent work suggests that the neighborhood-school link is weakening the most in neighborhoods…
Descriptors: School Choice, Neighborhoods, Social Class, Disadvantaged
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Fitzpatrick, Brian R.; Mustillo, Sarah – Sociology of Education, 2020
Research on college admissions shows that all students tend to benefit from overmatching, but high-status students are most likely to be overmatched, and low-status students are most likely to be undermatched. This study examines whether mismatching takes place when students are sorted into classrooms in middle school. Given prior research on…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Equal Education, Advantaged
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Gruijters, Rob J.; Behrman, Julia A. – Sociology of Education, 2020
Influential reports about the "learning crisis" in the global South generally pay insufficient attention to social inequalities in learning. In this study, we explore the association between family socioeconomic status and learning outcomes in 10 francophone African countries using data from the Programme for the Analysis of Education…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Family Environment, Educational Resources
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Clayton, Kristen A. – Sociology of Education, 2020
This study explores the relationship between biracial identity development and college context. I draw on interviews with 49 black-white biracial first- and second-year students attending historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs) or historically white colleges/universities (HWCUs) and follow-up interviews with the same students at the end…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, African Americans, Whites, Student Characteristics
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Owens, Jayanti – Sociology of Education, 2020
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder among U.S. children. ADHD diagnoses have risen among children with both severe and mild behavioral problems, partly in response to mounting academic pressure. This study examines the consequences of ADHD diagnosis. Diagnosis can bring beneficial pharmacological…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Problems, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Therapy
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Engzell, Per – Sociology of Education, 2019
Why is it that children of immigrants often outdo their ethnic majority peers in educational aspirations yet struggle to keep pace with their achievements? This article advances the explanation that many immigrant communities, while positively selected on education, still have moderate absolute levels of schooling. Therefore, parents' education…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Parent Background
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