Migrant Background and Higher Education Participation in Europe. The Effect of the Educational Systems

Griga, Dorit; Hadjar, Andreas (2013). Migrant Background and Higher Education Participation in Europe. The Effect of the Educational Systems. European sociological review, 30(3), pp. 275-286. Oxford University Press 10.1093/esr/jct031

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The main aim of this article is to shed light on the extent to which differences in higher education participation between people with and without a migrant background of low/higher social origin can be explained by two macro-level characteristics of national educational institutions: stratification of the secondary school system and provision of alternative access to higher education. General assumptions are that people with a migrant background of low social origin benefit in low-stratified secondary school systems and in systems that provide alternative access to institutions of higher education more than their native peers in the same social stratum, owing to primary and secondary effects of migrant background. Database is a pooled dataset of the five waves of the European Social Survey. Results of logistic multi-level analyses indicate that a low-stratified secondary school system improves the probability of people with a migrant background/low social origin attaining a higher education degree. On the other hand, a stratified secondary school system reduces their chances regarding this educational stage. The provision of alternative access to an institution of higher education improves their likelihood of becoming higher education graduates.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Griga, Dorit and Hadjar, Andreas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 310 Statistics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0266-7215

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Dorit Griga

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2014 11:03

Last Modified:

04 Oct 2018 14:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/esr/jct031

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Migrant background, higher education, educational systems

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.50596

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/50596

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