Educational tracking and social inequalities in long-term labor market outcomes: six countries in comparison

Schindler, S. et al. (2024) Educational tracking and social inequalities in long-term labor market outcomes: six countries in comparison. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 65(1), pp. 39-62. (doi: 10.1177/00207152231151390)

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Abstract

In this country-comparative study, we ask to what extent differentiation in secondary education accounts for the association between social origins and social destinations in adult age. We go beyond the widely applied formal definitions of educational tracking and particularly pay attention to country-specific approaches to educational differentiation. Our main expectation is that once we factor in these particularities, the degree to which educational differentiation accounts for social reproduction is quite similar across countries. Our analyses are based on national individual-level life-course data from six European countries that span from secondary education to occupational maturity. Our findings show that educational differentiation mediates the association between social origins and social destinations to a substantial degree in all countries. However, we still find some differences between countries in the extent to which educational differentiation accounts for social reproduction.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was funded by NORFACE (grant no. 462-16-020).
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Capsada-Munsech, Dr Queralt
Authors: Schindler, S., Bar-Haim, E., Barone, C., Fels Birkelund, J., Boliver, V., Capsada-Munsech, Q., Erola, J., Facchini, M., Feniger, Y., Heiskala, L., Herbaut, E., Ichou, M., Karlson, K. B., Kleinert, C., Reimer, D., Traini, C., Triventi, M., and Vallet, L.-A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Educational Leadership & Policy
Journal Name:International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0020-7152
ISSN (Online):1745-2554
Published Online:10 February 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Comparative Sociology 65(1):39-62
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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