Education and Social Inequality: Recent Methodological Developments

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)
RC04 Sociology of Education
RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology

Language: English

Education can be viewed as both the outcome of inequality and the source of inequality.  Inequality of educational opportunities has been a persistent theme among sociologists of education (RC04).  Scholars in RC28 (social stratification) have always been fascinated by the role of education in generating social inequality.  Education imparts skills and productivity and affects inequality in occupational status and income. Quantitative methodologists as represented in RC33 (logic and methodology) are expected to contribute to the theme of education and inequality by taking up the measurement issue of educational attainment and various aspects of social inequality and by identifying the causal effect of education on socio-economic outcomes.  Methodological innovations are critical to the understanding of the relationship between education and inequality.
Session Organizer:
Hiroshi ISHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Satoshi MIWA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Nina BAUR, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Oral Presentations
Still Leading the Way: The Development of Analytical Techniques in the Study of Educational Inequality
Lawrence SAHA, Australian National University, Australia; John KEEVES, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Class Origin, Education, and Class Destination: Analyzing the O_E_D Triangle in Japan
Sho FUJIHARA, University of Tokyo, Japan; Hiroshi ISHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
Change in Social Fluidity over Birth Cohorts in France: Educational Expansion and Democratization of Education As Key Explanatory Mechanisms
Louis-Andre VALLET, French National Centre for Scientific Research - CNRS - Sciences Po, France