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Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Michelle Jackson


In many countries, concern about socio-economic inequalities in educational attainment has focused on inequalities in test scores and grades. The presumption has been that the best way to reduce inequalities in educational outcomes is to reduce inequalities in performance, but is this presumption correct? This book offers a comprehensive cross-national examination of the roles of performance and choice in generating inequalities in educational attainment. It combines in-depth studies by country specialists, with chapters discussing general empirical, methodological, and theoretical aspects of ... More

Keywords: educational attainment, socio-economic groups, educational inequality, academic performance, parental class, parental education, choice

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804783026
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Jackson, editor

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