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Gender and social class in study choice: narratives of youth transitions in Spain

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dc.contributor.author Strecker, Tanja
dc.contributor.author Feixa, Carles, 1962-
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-13T06:47:00Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-13T06:47:00Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Strecker T, Feixa C. Gender and social class in study choice: narratives of youth transitions in Spain. Gend Educ. 2020;32(3):429-445. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2018.1495831
dc.identifier.issn 0954-0253
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52206
dc.description.abstract Social inequality regarding gender and social class is a topic of long-term interest in social research. However, the intersections between the two variables in the reproduction of inequalities in the field of education require further investigation. The longitudinal research project ‘Social Inequality in Higher Education’ aims to shed light on these processes in Spain. In this article, we focus on the intersection of social class and gender in the transition from school-to-university, specifically on study choice. We show several gender differences, e.g. a male tendency to avoid displaying insecurity that may hamper their access to support, in particular in the intersection with lower social class. Thanks to our mixed-methods approach, combining focus groups and personal interviews from a longitudinal perspective, we are able to compare these methods regarding the gender and class differences they produce.
dc.description.sponsorship This study was supported by a PhD scholarship granted to Tanja Strecker by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports [FPU 2012], by the Catalan Government funding of the research group Centre for Youth and Society Studies (JOVIS) [2014SGR0683] and by EU funding [H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014-645666]. This research article has received a grant for its linguistic revision from the Language Institute of the University of Lleida (2016 call).
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Gender and Education. 2020;32(3):429-445.
dc.rights © This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Gender and Education on 15th Aug 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09540253.2018.1495831
dc.title Gender and social class in study choice: narratives of youth transitions in Spain
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1495831
dc.subject.keyword Social inequality
dc.subject.keyword Higher Education
dc.subject.keyword study choice
dc.subject.keyword intersectionality
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/645666
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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