Journal article

Do peer effects mediate the association between family socio-economic status and educational achievement?

Jenny Chesters, Anne Daly

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Differences in levels of academic achievement according to socio-economic status (SES), and parental education in particular, have been a persistent feature of Australian education systems. Young people with highly educated parents are more likely than their peers with low-educated parents to attain high levels of achievement at school. Students with low levels of achievement are less likely than their high achieving peers to complete Year 12 and are more likely to experience negative post-school outcomes. The SES of the neighbourhood, and in particular, the school attended, has also been found to have an effect on levels of both academic achievement and attainment. For this paper, we conduc..

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