How does socioeconomic status affect one's education?

So far I've got that it's more likely for upper class children to score better on tests than lower class children. Upper class children are also more likely to attain higher education while lower class children drop out of high school. What else?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Children whose parents are educated (more likely to be in higher socioeconomic class) are more willing and able to hire tutors and more likely to emphasize the importance of education to their children.

    High socioeconomic children are more likely to attend preschool and get a head start.

    There was an interesting article in Contexts about how children of higher SES families are spoken to more often using more vocabulary than their lower SES counterparts which means those children go into kindergarten with a headstart.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Personally, I feel that socioeconomic status only affects one's education to a small extent. Ability to provide tutoring, elite private school education, culture, general well-roundedness can certainly have effects. But ultimately it's up to the child's perceptiveness, motivation, self-determination and work ethic.

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