Participation in Higher Education of Youths with a Migrant Background in Switzerland

Griga, Dorit (2014). Participation in Higher Education of Youths with a Migrant Background in Switzerland. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie / Swiss journal of sociology / Revue suisse de sociologie, 40(3), pp. 379-400. Seismo Press

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Drawing on the TREE data set, this study analyses the transition rates of youths who are
entitled to enter higher education in Switzerland. Despite the disadvantages encountered in the school system, no disadvantages are revealed for second-generation migrants at this branching point. In contrast, when controlling for social origin and performance, secondgeneration males originating from former Yugoslavia, Albania/Kosovo, Turkey or Portugal show an increased likelihood to enrol in higher education. In addition, both secondgeneration males and females originating from these countries more often enter the more prestigious traditional institutions of higher education.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Griga, Dorit


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology




Seismo Press


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Thomas Meyer

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21 Aug 2019 13:32

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