Social inequality at the transition from primary to secondary education: the role played by the primary school

01 May 2010 → 28 February 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
school effects educational choice sociology of education social inequality
Project description

The aim of the project is to investigate whether characteristics of primary school contribute to the explanation of educational choices at the transition from primary to secondary education. Educational choices are usually explained by invoking ascribed and acquired characteristics of pupils. We want to contribute to the hiatus in research by adding charachteristics of the primarry school to the explanation.