Class origin and young adults' re-enrollment


Jacob, Marita ; Weiss, Felix



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rssm.2011.02.004
URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Additional URL: https://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/43789
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
Volume: 29
Issue number: 4
Page range: 415-426
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISSN: 0276-5624
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This paper examines re-enrollment decisions taken by adults who have previously participated in the labor market in the US. We investigate the influence of social origin on re-enrollment and test hypotheses based on the “status reproduction” argument. We find that young adults from the lower classes re-enroll less often than those from the upper classes and that these differences can be attributed to a large extend to different ability or performance. Beyond the effects of social origin as such, we also scrutinize the effects of the child's class position relative to family status as a more direct implication of the “status reproduction” argument. Our analyses reveal that once young adults from higher status positions have reached their parents’ class, re-enrollment is somewhat less likely to occur. However, this effect of the child's relative class to the parents’ is rather weak.

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