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Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes Across Education Systems

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Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes

Part of the book series: Education Policy & Social Inequality ((EPSI,volume 4))

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This chapter provides an introduction to the topic of socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes, including methodological challenges associated with cross-cultural research on this topic. Particular attention is devoted to documenting socioeconomic differences noted in prominent international achievement surveys such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), including how these results have changed over time. We show how evidence regarding socioeconomic inequalities from such large-scale international assessments is limited due to challenges with missing parental education data and reliance upon student proxy reports. A key conclusion is therefore that a different approach to understanding socioeconomic inequalities across countries is needed if real progress is going to be made in raising the achievement of young people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. A framework for the national profiles presented in the second part of this book is then discussed.

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  • 19 October 2019

    The original version of this book was inadvertently published with incorrect author affiliation in the book and also in the chapter “Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes Across Education Systems”. The same has been corrected.

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Jerrim, J., Volante, L., Klinger, D.A., Schnepf, S.V. (2019). Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes Across Education Systems. In: Volante, L., Schnepf, S., Jerrim, J., Klinger, D. (eds) Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes. Education Policy & Social Inequality, vol 4. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9863-6_1

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