Hobcraft, John (2000) The roles of schooling and educational qualifications in the emergence of adult social exclusion. CASEpaper, CASE/43. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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From a detailed analysis of the roles of childhood experience, schooling and educational qualifications in the emergence of adult social exclusion, two key patterns emerge: Educational qualifications show a strong relationship to all 36 measures of adult disadvantage (at ages 23 and 33 for both men and women; and the association is generally stronger at age 33 than at age 23. This relationship emerges net of controls for a wide range of childhood factors. Childhood poverty is the most frequent clear predictor of negative adult outcomes. Additionally: Mother's interest in schooling is more salient for women, whilst father's interest matters more for men; Low parental interest in schooling, frequent absence from school, and low educational test scores are all quite influential on subsequent disadvantage, even net of qualification levels; Early contact with the police is more closely related to adult outcomes for men, but school absences are more influential for women. Specific continuities in exclusion also emerge: The father being in Social Classes IV or V remains a clear predictor of male survey members also being in these Classes at ages 23 and 33; Growing up in social housing shows a similar specific legacy of being in social housing for both men and women at ages 23 and 33; Childhood behaviour indicators most specifically relate to adult malaise.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2000 John Hobcraft|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
|Sets:||Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2008 10:23|
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