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Cultural reproduction, cultural mobility, cultural resource, or trivial effect?: a comparative approach to cultural capital and educational performance

Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Xu, Jun

Authors

Jun Xu



Abstract

We assess explanations for the associations between cultural capital (especially cultural activities and cultural possessions) and educational performance of schooled adolescents in 22 Western industrialized countries based on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We further ascertain variations in the effect of cultural capital across distinct welfare regimes. Results indicate that multiple forms of cultural capital mediate the association between parental socioeconomic status and children?s educational performance in these industrialized countries. Our analyses also show that, especially under liberal-type welfare regimes, children from higher-status families reap greater benefits from cultural capital than do children from lower-status families.

Citation

Hampden-Thompson, G., & Xu, J. (2012). Cultural reproduction, cultural mobility, cultural resource, or trivial effect?: a comparative approach to cultural capital and educational performance. Comparative Education Review, 56, 98--124. https://doi.org/10.1086/661289

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Sep 11, 2023
Journal Comparative Education Review
Print ISSN 0010-4086
Publisher The University of Chicago Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Pages 98--124
DOI https://doi.org/10.1086/661289
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1728045
Related Public URLs http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51378/