Is It Enough To Be Bright? Parental Background, Cognitive Ability And Educational Attainment

Do social factors affect children’s educational achievements more than cognitive ability? It could be perceived that social status can be correlated with better life chances and educational achievements for children. But is it all about the social background and income of the parents, or should children’s own cognitive abilities be taken into account? This research by the Swedish Institute for Social Research studies 4 key areas of parental social background against children’s cognitive ability to decipher their impact on educational outcomes. Leadership Briefings 10.09(117)

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