Longitudinal effects of social background on educational and occupational pathways within early and strong school tracking

Samuel, Robin; Bergman, Manfred Max; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (2014). Longitudinal effects of social background on educational and occupational pathways within early and strong school tracking. Longitudinal and life course studies, 5(1), pp. 1-18. Longview 10.14301/llcs.v5i1.258

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Transitions from education to work are subject to person-related factors and institutional opportunity structures. Life course research increasingly focuses on longitudinal effects of social background on educational and occupational pathways within early and strong school tracking. In this context, Switzerland is a paradoxical case because its education system exhibits elements that should both reinforce and weaken social background effects. We draw on data from a PISA 2000 school-leaver cohort. Employing sequence analysis, optimal matching and longitudinal latent class analysis, we find that persistence tendencies are more pronounced in the academic stratum, compared to vocational and precarious strata. Conversely, the education system and labour market allow for a good integration of weak academic performers. Overall, we show that social background and performance determine selection into tracks, after which effects of opportunity structures take over.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

ISSN:

1757-9597

Publisher:

Longview

Projects:

[1036] Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Leander Baumann

Date Deposited:

03 Sep 2019 14:51

Last Modified:

27 Oct 2019 05:06

Publisher DOI:

10.14301/llcs.v5i1.258

Additional Information:

Notes: treeanalysis analysis_self. - Custom 1: 2014-01-30; Custom 2: Transition; Tracking; Social Background; Pathways; Labour Market Entry. - Date: 2013

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Transition Tracking Social Background Pathways Labour Market Entry

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131047

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131047

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