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Ph.d.-forsvar — Asta Breinholt Lund forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling "The Role of Parenting in the Intergenerational Transmission of Education".
Date & Time:
University of Copenhagen, Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Room 2.0.63.
Department of Sociology
Asta Breinholt Lund
“The Role of Parenting in the Intergenerational Transmission of Education“. Prior to the defence, a paper copy of the dissertation is available for reading at the Department of Sociology, room 16.1.23.
Time and venue
7 May 2018 at 13:00. University of Copenhagen, Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Room 2.0.63. Kindly note that the defence can last no longer than 3 hours, and that it will start precisely at the announced timeThe Department of Sociology will host a reception after the defence in room 16.1.62 at approx. 4 pm.
Despite decades of educational expansion, an individual’s educational success is still highly associated with the educational attainment of his or her parents. Recent research has highlighted the role that parents play in childhood, bringing attention to activities that foster children’s cognition, language skills, and cultural capital, and how these activities in turn increase children’s educational performance. This dissertation examines the role of parenting in the intergeneration transmission of education in childhood and adolescence. The dissertation addresses each step of the causal chain from parents’ education via educational parenting practices to children’s educational performance. It sheds light on the complex interaction between the domain of the family and the domain of the educational system, asking how this overlap of domains influences the intergenerational transmission of education.