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Life Course Research

The Risk of Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment

Children of Higher-Educated Parents in Germany

Authors: Hahn, Sophie

  • Study in Social Science

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About this book

Sophie Hahn analyses downward mobility in educational attainment from a sociological life-course perspective. In order to avoid status loss children of higher-educated parents have to persevere through long educational careers. How large is their risk of intergenerational downward mobility in educational attainment and how does it shape their educational pathways? Does their parents’ education still play a role in decisions at late stages of the educational career such as dropping out of and re-entering higher education? Drawing on retrospective longitudinal data of the German National Education Panel Study (NEPS) this book addresses these questions.

About the authors

Sophie Hahn is research associate at the German Youth Institute. Her research interests lie in the field of education, early childhood education and social inequality.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Social mobility perspective and intergenerational downward mobility in educational attainment

    Hahn, Sophie

    Pages 17-22

  • Research on intergenerational mobility

    Hahn, Sophie

    Pages 23-40

  • Theoretical approaches: The life-course perspective and rational-choice-based theories of educational decisions

    Hahn, Sophie

    Pages 41-59

  • Data: The sub-study Adult Education and Lifelong Learning of the National Educational Panel Study

    Hahn, Sophie

    Pages 61-62

  • Empirical analysis 1: Educational downward mobility over time in Germany

    Hahn, Sophie

    Pages 63-88

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-14598-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-14597-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Risk of Downward Mobility in Educational Attainment
Book Subtitle
Children of Higher-Educated Parents in Germany
Authors
Series Title
Life Course Research
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-14598-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-14598-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-14597-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
Topics