Modeling Educational Inequalities: Class, Academic Achievement, and Regional Differences in Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Atac, Ela
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-28T08:41:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-28T08:41:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.issn 0013-1245
dc.identifier.issn 1552-3535
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10.1177/0013124517747036
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/0013124517747036
dc.description.abstract As it has been realized that education is a key to a long-term economic growth and to reducing social and economic disadvantages, educational inequality and its reflections in the geography have become some of the major issues in many countries. Turkey is in many ways a good example to analyze the relations between class, education, and regional inequalities where education is strongly a class-related issue and there has also been a strong dimension of "geography" as far as the educational provision and performance are considered. The purpose of the article is to contribute to two debates on the relation of education and inequality in Turkey. One is a specific and practical way of understanding about the effect of socioeconomic backgrounds of the students on their educational achievement. The other is an understanding on causal relations based on socioeconomic variables and geographical variations and how these lead to or indeed are partly caused by regional inequalities in Turkey. Using the datasets of PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) database, the datasets of National University Entrance Examination and Census, the article finds that for Turkish students where (the region and the place of residence) and with whom (socioeconomic qualifications of parents) they live are the powerful indicators of academic achievement. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Education & Educational Research en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies en_US
dc.title Modeling Educational Inequalities: Class, Academic Achievement, and Regional Differences in Turkey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Education and Urban Society
dc.identifier.issue 5
dc.identifier.startpage 659
dc.identifier.endpage 692
dc.identifier.volume 51

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