Monday, April 10, 2017

Research Blog #8: Case

The case study I utilized in my paper came from Pierre Bourdieu and Jean-Claude Passeron's collaborative work The Inheritors: French Students and Their Relation to Culture. Above is a table of data collected from the study. The conclusions of the study state that “a senior executive’s son is eighty times more likely to enter a university than a farm worker’s son, and forty times more likely than an industrial worker’s son; and he is twice as likely to enter a university even a lower-rank executive’s son”  (Bourdieu & Passeron 2). This case study aims to clearly indicate how parental occupation and probability of access are directly related by studying the polar extremes of levels in social capital. The data is collected from parental occupations ranging from farm workers, farmers, domestic servants, industrial works, clerical workers, lower-rank executives, and senior executives. 

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