Nonpersistent Inequality in Educational Attainment : Evidence form Eight European Countries

Breen, Richard ; Luijkx, Ruud ; Müller, Walter ; Pollak, Reinhard

Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2011
Book title: The Inequality Reader : Contemporary and Foundational Readings in Race, Class, and Gender
Page range: 455-468
Publisher: Grusky, David B.
Place of publication: Boulder, Colo.
Publishing house: Westview Press
ISBN: 978-0-8133-4484-3
Edition: 2 Aufl.
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Soziologie (Pollak 2019-)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: In their widely cited study, Shavit and Blossfeld report stability of socioeconomic inequalities in educational attainment over much of the 20th century in 11 out of 13 countries. This article outlines reasons why one might expect to find declining class inequalities in educational attainment, and, using a large data set, the authors analyze educational inequality among cohorts born in the first twothirds of the 20th century in eight European countries. They find, as expected, a widespread decline in educational inequality between students coming from different social origins. Their results are robust to other possible choices of method and variables, and the authors offer some explanations of why their findings contradict Shavit and Blossfeld’s conclusions.

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