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Social capital and the educational expectations of young people
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8227-3659
2017 (English)In: European Educational Research Journal (online), ISSN 1474-9041, E-ISSN 1474-9041, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 487-503Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study is to explore the determinants of the educational expectations of young people in disadvantaged urban areas in three large cities in Sweden. In addition to the conventional predictors such as parental resources (economic and cultural capital) and demographic characteristics (such as age, gender, immigration background), this study examines the impact of the different types of social capital (both within-family and extra-familial), on the educational ambitions of these young people. The results indicate that the class background of the respondents, together with the demographic characteristics of young people, are important predictors of their educational ambition. Different forms of social capital also explain a significant part of the variance in students? educational expectations.

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2017. Vol. 16, no 4, p. 487-503
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Sociology Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32463DOI: 10.1177/1474904116682248ISI: 000403653400008Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020855914OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32463DiVA, id: diva2:1092682
Available from: 2017-05-03 Created: 2017-05-03 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved

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