Reference : Migrant Background and Higher Education Participation in Europe: The Effect of the Ed...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/9004
Migrant Background and Higher Education Participation in Europe: The Effect of the Educational Systems
English
Griga, Dorit mailto []
Hadjar, Andreas mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Languages, Culture, Media and Identities (LCMI) >]
2014
European Sociological Review
Oxford University Press
30
3
275-286
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0266-7215
1468-2672
[en] Migration ; Higher Education ; Social Ineqaulities ; Education System ; Europe
[en] 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.
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/9004
10.1093/esr/jct031

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