Educational systems and inequalities in educational attainment in Central and Eastern European countries

Kogan, Irena ; Gebel, Michael ; Noelke, Clemens

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Studies of Transition States and Societies
Volume: 4
Issue number: 1
Page range: 69-83
Place of publication: Tallinn ; Frankfurt, M.
Publishing house: CEEOL
ISSN: 1736-874X , 1736-8758
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
School of Social Sciences > Soziologie, Gesellschaftsvergleich (Kogan 2009-)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Before exploring the selectivity of educational attainment in detail, this article extensively describes the contours of educational systems in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. These countries provide an interesting setting in view of their post-secondary education expansion and differentiation, as well as their variation in the degree of vocational orientation at the secondary level. Drawing on high quality, national micro data, we find that students from disadvantaged family backgrounds who manage to enter post-secondary education are ‘diverted’ to second-tier post-secondary institutions, while longterm university programs are more likely to be dominated by students whose parents have an academic background. At the secondary level, we confirm the patterns of negative selection among students from lower social backgrounds into lower vocational programs. This diversion effect at the secondary level is especially pronounced in CEE countries that inherited a strong secondary vocational system and reinstalled early tracking.
Additional information: Online Ressource

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