Cultural reproduction, cultural mobility, cultural resource, or trivial effect?: a comparative approach to cultural capital and educational performance

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian and Xu, Jun (2012) Cultural reproduction, cultural mobility, cultural resource, or trivial effect?: a comparative approach to cultural capital and educational performance. Comparative Education Review, 56 (1). pp. 98-124. ISSN 0010-4086

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Abstract

We assess explanations for the associations between cultural capital (especially cultural activities and cultural possessions) and educational performance of schooled adolescents in 22 Western industrialized countries based on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We further ascertain variations in the effect of cultural capital across distinct welfare regimes. Results indicate that multiple forms of cultural capital mediate the association between parental socioeconomic status and children’s educational performance in these industrialized countries. Our analyses also show that, especially under liberal-type welfare regimes, children from higher-status families reap greater benefits from cultural capital than do children from lower-status families.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
Depositing User: Daniel Hobbs
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2014 14:57
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2014 14:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51378
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