Breen Richard, Luijkx Ruud, MĂĽller Walter & Pollak Reinhard Â« Non-Persistent Inequality in Educational Attainment : Evidence from eight European Countries Â». In Research Committee 28 (ISA).Inequality and Mobility in Family, School, and Work, Los Angeles, 18â€”21 aoĂ»t 2005. En ligne : <http://www.ccpr.ucla.ed ... ality_Breen--Pollak.pdf>.
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Keywords: Ă©quitĂ©, justice
Creators: Breen, Luijkx, MĂĽller, Pollak
Publisher: Research Committee 28 (ISA) (Los Angeles)
Collection: Inequality and Mobility in Family, School, and Work
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"In their often cited study on the development of class inequality in educational attainment
in the twentieth century, Shavit and Blossfeld (1993) report remarkable stability of socioeconomic inequalities over time for 11 out of 13 countries. However, for quite a few countries, Shavit and Blossfeldâ€™s findings have been challenged by more recent analyses â€“ some using different data sources. We try to take on this puzzle and address three questions:
(a) Are the main conclusions of Persistent Inequality indeed not feasible any more?
(b) How strong are differences between countries in class inequalities in educational
(c) Is there a common trend of educational inequality in the countries under consideration? For the analyses, we rely on large country-specific data sets brought together by Richard Breen for his comparative study of â€śSocial Mobility in Europe? (Breen 2004).
We are able to analyze eight different countries which cover all regions of Europe (Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Southern Europe, and Central Europe).
Using a cohort design for birth cohorts born between 1908 and 1972 we assess changes in the overall inequality in educational attainment within each society. In a second step, we run a common model for all countries simultaneously to assess the differences among them.
We expect to find overall declining inequality in most if not all of our eight countries. We offer some suggestions about why our results contradict those of Shavit and Blossfeld and we discuss some of the issues involved in explaining our findings."
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