The relationship between educational homogamy and educational mobility in 29 European countries

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Authors

KATRŇÁK Tomáš FUČÍK Petr LUIJKX Ruud

Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source International sociology: journal of the International Sociological Association /ISA
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Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Web http://intl-iss.sagepub.com/content/27/4/551.full
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0268580911423061
Field Sociology, demography
Keywords Assortative mating; educational homogamy; educational mobility; European Social Survey; log-linear models; log-multiplicative models
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Description This article deals with the relationship between educational homogamy and educational mobility in 29 European countries. It answers three interrelated questions: (1) Is there any relationship between educational mobility and educational homogamy? (2) Does educational homogamy diverge from educational mobility (negative relationship) or does educational heterogamy strengthen educational mobility (positive relationship)? (3) If there is any positive relationship, do educational mobility and educational heterogamy indicate the level of educational inequality to the same degree? To answer these questions the authors use data from three waves of the European Social Survey (2002, 2004 and 2006). The answers are given in absolute (percentages) as well as in relative measures (log-multiplicative effects). The results show that there is a positive relationship between educational mobility and educational heterogamy. For all countries analysed, relative educational heterogamy is a stronger indicator of educational inequalities than relative educational mobility. The systematic deviation of educational heterogamy from educational mobility is explained by a number of factors that the authors discuss in the last part of the article.
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