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Antecedents of educational attainment: parental involvement, genetics, and non-cognitive skills

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Education-driven social inequalities are increasing in the advanced countries. Educational attainment is to large extent driven by one’s early social circumstances and then in turn has a significant impact on one’s later life chances. Sociologists have been successful at documenting many processes relating to educational attainment. However, one important antecedent has not been fully integrated into the sociological toolbox of mechanisms - genetic transmission of educational propensity. M...

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Sociology
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2022-02-28

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