[Educational Expansion in Switzerland – A Reanalysis with Special Consideration of Gender]

Zangger, Christoph; Becker, Rolf (2016). [Educational Expansion in Switzerland – A Reanalysis with Special Consideration of Gender]. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(3), pp. 429-441. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2016-0019

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Using data from the Swiss census from 1970 to 2000, this contribution investigates how gender-specific disparities in acquiring the high school diploma (Matura) and therewith the admission to university, as well as other diplomas changed in and with the educational expansion in Switzerland. Thereby, the decision-theoretic extension of a recent contribution is taken as a starting point. During the period under study, gender-specific inequalities declined. At the same time as the gender gap with higher chances to obtain a high school diploma for young women aged 18 to 21 decreased, these women also became more likely to participate in vocational education, previously dominated by men. Furthermore, the differentiation of additional levels of educational attainment compared to prior studies also allows us to make more precise statements about the development of inequalities due to social origin.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Zangger, Christoph and Becker, Rolf

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

2297-8348

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

German

Submitter:

Christoph Thomas Zangger

Date Deposited:

10 Jan 2017 08:06

Last Modified:

18 Apr 2017 08:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/sjs-2016-0019

Additional Information:

Printversion publiziert von Seismo, 0379-3664

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Educational expansion, educational opportunities, gender-specific educational decisions, Switzerland, census

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.90695

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90695

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