Sociaal-economische verschillen bij de doorstroom naar de universiteit


  • Bosma,Hans
  • Cremers,Peter




Data from a longitudinal study conducted by Statistics Netherlands (Cohort 1982: N = 16,813) were used to investigate whether pupils from lower social backgrounds had lower probabilities of entering university. Pupils at the end of primary school in 1982/'83 whose parents were highly educated had a nine times higher probability of entering the university in the period 1989-1993 compared to pupils whose parents had primary schooling only (odds ratio = 9.20,). Gender, several (cultural) family characteristics, and a number of relevant primary and secondary school career indicators did not provide sufficient explanation for this finding (odds ratio > 2.00). Even among pupils who obtained their certificate of pre-university education without repeating a class, lower class pupils continued to have lower probabilities of subsequently entering university education. The lower class pupils to some extent increased their relative probabilities, when the longer (inefficient,) school career via higher vocational education was taken into account. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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