Center for Demography and Ecology University of Wisconsin-Madison Intergenerational Educational Mobility in Comparative Perspective : Persistent Inequality in Educational Attainment and its Institutional Context

The provision of equal educational opportunities is a central political goal in all modern societies. Yet research repeatedly shows that educational opportunities continue to be distributed very unevenly in all countries. Therefore, the question is not whether family background and educational outcomes are related but to what degree they are. This latter… (More)