Educational aspirations and attitudes over the business cycle

Taylor, Mark and Rampino, Tina (2014) Educational aspirations and attitudes over the business cycle. Economica, 81 324: 649-673. doi:10.1111/ecca.12091

Author Taylor, Mark
Rampino, Tina
Title Educational aspirations and attitudes over the business cycle
Journal name Economica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-0335
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ecca.12091
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 81
Issue 324
Start page 649
End page 673
Total pages 25
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract UK policy debate has recently focused on the role of young people's aspirations and attitudes in raising educational attainment. We use the youth component of the British Household Panel Survey to examine how educational attitudes and aspirations among 11- to 15-year-olds vary with the local unemployment rate. We find that children who have highly educated parents with positive educational attitudes react more positively to low labour demand than those from less educated families with negative educational attitudes. This reduces social mobility and increases persistence in educational inequality for a cohort growing up in a recession.
Keyword Educational aspirations
Educational attitudes
Business cycle
Young people’s aspirations
Educational attainment
Social mobility
Educational inequality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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