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In his dissertation Philip Schnell asks what causes variations in the educational mobility of secondgeneration Turks across Sweden, France and Austria? SchnelI takes a multitude of factors into consideration in seeking to explain differences in the degree of educational mobility.

Event details of Educational mobility of second-generation Turks in cross-national perspective
Date 4 September 2012
Time 12:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Agnietenkapel
Organised by Promotor: Prof. Rinus Penninx

PhD Candidate

 Philip Schnell

Abstract

First comparative studies point to remarkable variations from one country to another in the extent of the educational disadvantages faced by second-generation Turks. However, neither the precise scale nor the reason for the cross-border variations in educational mobility is at all clear.

In his dissertation Philip Schnell asks what causes variations in the educational mobility of secondgeneration Turks across Sweden, France and Austria? Educational mobility is studied by analysing educational attainment and educational pathways. Drawing on the unique TIES survey, SchnelI takes a multitude of factors into consideration in seeking to explain differences in the degree of educational mobility.

Firstly, individual-level factors (internal and external family members and the resources they provided) were taken into account. Secondly, generic characteristics of three education systems and their various degrees of differentiation were considered.

The findings of his study highlight that it is the interaction between individual and institutional factors that determines the direction, and the ultimate outcome, of the educational mobility process. Those systems that provide more favourable institutional arrangements make the educational mobility of second-generation Turks less dependent on individual-level factors and resources, thus leading to greater educational achievement. The examination of these interactions throughout a student’s entire education is relevant in terms of grasping variations in educational mobility in a cross-national comparison.

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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
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