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Author: Jacob, Marita
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1. Jacob, Marita
Weiss, Felix
Class Origin and Young Adults’ Re-Enrollment
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 29,4 (December 2011): 415-426.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Labor Force Participation; Socioeconomic Background; Socioeconomic Status (SES)

This paper examines re-enrollment decisions taken by adults who have previously participated in the labor market in the US. We investigate the influence of social origin on re-enrollment and test hypotheses based on the “status reproduction” argument. We find that young adults from the lower classes re-enroll less often than those from the upper classes and that these differences can be attributed to a large extend to different ability or performance. Beyond the effects of social origin as such, we also scrutinize the effects of the child's class position relative to family status as a more direct implication of the “status reproduction” argument. Our analyses reveal that once young adults from higher status positions have reached their parents’ class, re-enrollment is somewhat less likely to occur. However, this effect of the child's relative class to the parents’ is rather weak.
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Jacob, Marita and Felix Weiss. "Class Origin and Young Adults’ Re-Enrollment." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 29,4 (December 2011): 415-426.