Social origins and post-high school institutional pathways: A cumulative dis/advantage approach
|Title||Social origins and post-high school institutional pathways: A cumulative dis/advantage approach|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Giudici, F, Pallas, AM|
|Journal||LIVES Working Papers|
|Keywords||cumulative advantage and disadvantage, life course pathways, sociology of education, transition out of high school|
The social stratification that takes place during the transition out of high school is traditionally explained with theoretical frameworks such as status attainment and social reproduction. In our paper, we suggest the cumulative dis/advantage hypothesis as an alternative theoretical and empirical approach that explains this divergence in institutional pathways as the result of the dynamic interplay between social institutions (in our case, schools) and individuals' resources.