Cultureel startkapitaal, een blijvend voordeel? Een onderzoek naar de invloed van cultureel kapitaal op beroepsstatus

Translated title of the contribution: Initial cultural capital, an enduring advantage? A study of the effect of cultural capital on occupational status

Floor Veerman, Mirthe Van Der Drift, Ineke Maas

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Abstract

This article investigates how cultural capital influences occupational status, and the role of education therein. From the cultural reproduction theory, we derive hypotheses expecting a direct positive effect from cultural capital on occupational status, and an indirect effect through education. Drawing on the cultural mobility theory, we hypothesize that the direct effect decreases with the level of education. Using data from the Longitudinal Internet Studies of the Social Sciences, we find partial support for the cultural reproduction theory implying that cultural capital is supporting inequality in the educational system but not in the occupational field. There is no support for our hypothesis based on the cultural mobility theory, as we do not find robust effect from education on the relation between cultural capital and occupational status.

Translated title of the contributionInitial cultural capital, an enduring advantage? A study of the effect of cultural capital on occupational status
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)125-152
Number of pages28
JournalMens en Maatschappij
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Cultural capital
  • Cultural mobility
  • Cultural reproduction
  • Occupational status

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