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Title: Educational Choices, Family Background, and Social Mobility: Education and Social Mobility
Authors: Rego, Maria da Conceição
Vieira, Carlos
Vieira, Isabel
Editors: Cagica de Carvalho, Luisa
Madeira, Maria José
Keywords: Educational Choices,
Family Background,
Social Mobility
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: IGI
Citation: Rego, M.C.; Vieira, C.,Vieira, I. (2019). Educational Choices, Family Background and Social Mobility: Education and Social Mobility, in (Eds: Lusia Cagica Carvalho and Maria José Madeira) Global Campaigning Initiatives for Socio-Economic Development, Chapter 8, pp:128-146. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7937-3
Abstract: Education is generally considered a valuable tool to improve individual socio-economic status. In European peripheral countries, up to the late 1970s, only a small elite had access to higher education and such privilege guaranteed a comfortable socio-economic position, not only via the job market, but also by allowing the sustainability of pre-existing social links. From then on, democratization of access to higher education should have prompted a decrease in social and economic inequalities within and across countries. However, current data still reflects that, despite gained access to social uplifting tools, individuals from less favored backgrounds appear to not have been able to close the various gaps separating them from the more privileged ones. In this chapter, the authors analyze recent data to characterize higher education attendance in Portugal, highlighting some factors that may still block the socio-economic improvement of the less favored students and suggesting policy measures to overcome them.
ISBN: 9781522579373|
Type: bookPart
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