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Whose education matters more? Mothers' and fathers' education and the cultural participation of adolescents

Mart Willekens (UGent) , Stijn Daenekindt (UGent) and John Lievens (UGent)
(2014) CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY. 8(3). p.291-309
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This article examines the effects of parental educational levels on the art/heritage and pop/rock participation of adolescents. We use a subset of adolescents from the survey ‘Cultural Participation in Flanders 2003–2004’ (N = 1030) to test the relative effects of the educational levels of the mother and father. Using diagonal reference models, we find that the parent with the highest educational level – regardless of whether it is the father or mother – has the largest influence on the cultural participation of their children, which can be interpreted as a status maximization effect. However, we also find that a lower educated mother still has an influence on art and heritage participation and a lower educated father still has an influence on pop and rock participation. These results highlight the need to reassess the influence of the mother in the Bourdieusian framework. Furthermore, they have important implications for the conceptualization and operationalization of the social status position of families.
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heterogamy, status maximization, gender, Diagonal Reference Models, cultural participation, adolescents, childhood socialization, SOCIAL-MOBILITY, INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION, FAMILY, WOMEN, GENDER, SOCIALIZATION, REPRODUCTION, IMPACT, PREFERENCES, CONSUMPTION

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MLA
Willekens, Mart, et al. “Whose Education Matters More? Mothers’ and Fathers’ Education and the Cultural Participation of Adolescents.” CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY, vol. 8, no. 3, 2014, pp. 291–309, doi:10.1177/1749975514533686.
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Willekens, M., Daenekindt, S., & Lievens, J. (2014). Whose education matters more? Mothers’ and fathers’ education and the cultural participation of adolescents. CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY, 8(3), 291–309. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749975514533686
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Willekens, Mart, Stijn Daenekindt, and John Lievens. 2014. “Whose Education Matters More? Mothers’ and Fathers’ Education and the Cultural Participation of Adolescents.” CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY 8 (3): 291–309. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749975514533686.
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Willekens, Mart, Stijn Daenekindt, and John Lievens. 2014. “Whose Education Matters More? Mothers’ and Fathers’ Education and the Cultural Participation of Adolescents.” CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY 8 (3): 291–309. doi:10.1177/1749975514533686.
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Willekens M, Daenekindt S, Lievens J. Whose education matters more? Mothers’ and fathers’ education and the cultural participation of adolescents. CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY. 2014;8(3):291–309.
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M. Willekens, S. Daenekindt, and J. Lievens, “Whose education matters more? Mothers’ and fathers’ education and the cultural participation of adolescents,” CULTURAL SOCIOLOGY, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 291–309, 2014.
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