Family-level mechanisms of educational inequality

This sub-project studies how families of different socioeconomic status navigate educational institutions and how educational inequality arises as a consequence.
The project focuses especially on the knowledge that families have about how educational institutions work. This knowledge has consequences for the development of educational and occupational aspirations, and whether students are able to realize those later on. It also directly influences decision-making in education and the pathways that children follow through their educational career.
This project uses mostly individual-level longitudinal survey data collected in different educational systems.

The project is carried out by postdoctoral researcher Andrea Forster.