SOCIAL ORIGIN, EDUCATION AND OCCUPATION IN GEORGIA

Alexi Gugushvili

Abstract


Usingdata from the Generations and Gender Surveyfor the cohorts born from 1926 to 1985in Georgia, and the linear probability models of higher educational and ISCO 1-2 occupational attainment, I find the largeascriptive inequalitiesoflife chances,which especially intensifiedfor those born in 1976-85. Having parents with the lower socio-economic statusnegatively and significantly associates with life prospects.Althoughtertiary educationserves mainly as the mediator ofsocial origin, the latter also exerts a direct effect on the occupational attainment. One of the reasonswhy the inequalities in life chances haveincreasedinrecent decades is the growing gap betweeneducational expansion andoccupational upgrade and the resultant inflation of credentials.


Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.