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Cultural capital and its effects on education outcomes

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  • Tramonte, Lucia
  • Willms, J. Douglas
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    In this study we distinguished between two forms of cultural capital, one that is static, representing the highbrow activities and practices of parents, and one that is relational, representing cultural interactions and communication between children and their parents. We used data for 28 countries from the 2000 Programme for International Student Assessment to examine whether these two types of cultural capital were associated with students' reading literacy, sense of belonging at school, and occupational aspirations, after controlling for traditional measures of socioeconomic status. We examined whether one type of cultural capital had stronger effects than the other and whether their effects differed across outcomes and across countries. The results provide compelling evidence that dynamic cultural capital has strong effects on students' schooling outcomes, while static cultural capital has more modest effects.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics of Education Review.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 200-213

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:29:y:2010:i:2:p:200-213

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    Keywords: Cultural capital Human capital Educational achievement School segregation;

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    1. Chiapa, Carlos & Garrido, José Luis & Prina, Silvia, 2012. "The effect of social programs and exposure to professionals on the educational aspirations of the poor," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 778-798.
    2. Damen, M. & Van Klaveren, C., 2010. "Did Cultural and Artistic Education in the Netherlands increase Student Participation in High Cultural Events?," Working Papers 37, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research.
    3. Hille, Adrian & Schupp, Jürgen, 2013. "How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills," IZA Discussion Papers 7655, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. Silles, Mary A., 2011. "The intergenerational effects of parental schooling on the cognitive and non-cognitive development of children," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 258-268, April.
    5. Antonello E. Scorcu & Laura Vici, 2013. "Economic and cultural factors and illegal copying in the university textbook market," ACEI Working Paper Series AWP-01-2013, the Association for Cultural Economics International, revised Feb 2013.
    6. Destin, Mesmin, 2013. "Integrating resource-based and person-based approaches to understanding wealth effects on school achievement," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 171-178.

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