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The effects of family structure on the transition to tertiary education in Europe

Citace:
ŠTÍPKOVÁ, M., KREIDL, M., HUBATKOVÁ, B. The effects of family structure on the transition to tertiary education in Europe. Ženeva, Švýcarská konfederace, 2011.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: The effects of family structure on the transition to tertiary education in Europe
Rok vydání: 2011
Autoři: Mgr. Martina Štípková , Doc. PhDr. Martin Kreidl M.A., Ph.D. , Barbora Hubatková
Abstrakt EN: Family structure during childhood and adolescence has been recognized as an important predictor of educational attainment. The paper examines the effects of the various types of non-intact family structure upon the transition into tertiary education in Europe. We use binary logistic regression to model university entry among secondary school graduates using data from eight countries. Family structure – our key predictor – is a detailed measure of the family structure differentiating two-parent families, one-parent families created by the break-up of the parental couple, or resulting from the death of one parent, or produced by single motherhood. The measure also incorporates information on the timing of the break-up. The models also control for cohort, country, parental socioeconomic status(es), family size, and respondent’s gender. We explore whether the effects of family structure vary across the specific type of family configuration as well as across cohorts and institutional contexts.
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