Anette Fasang How Do Parents’ Social Networks Affect Their Children’s Educational Attainment?
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Using survey data and combining multilevel modelling with propensity score matching the study presented in this video examines the effects of social networks among parents on their children’s educational attainment in different social environments. The existing knowledge on the influence of parents’ networks is confirmed and refined, as ANETTE FASANG explains. The networks’ effects are not exclusively positive, as often assumed, but vary with the status of the families. Closed social networks multiply social disadvantage as much as advantage.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10135
Social Closure and Educational Attainment
- Anette E. Fasang, William Mangino and Hannah Brückner
- Sociological Forum
- Published in 2014