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Social Class and Transnational Human Capital : How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization.

Author: Jurgen Gerhards; Hans Silke; Soren Carlson
Publisher: Milton : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Series: Routledge advances in sociology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gerhards, Jurgen.
Social Class and Transnational Human Capital : How Middle and Upper Class Parents Prepare Their Children for Globalization.
Milton : Taylor and Francis, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jurgen Gerhards; Hans Silke; Soren Carlson
ISBN: 9781315313719 1315313715
OCLC Number: 988871016
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Prologue; 2 Changing contexts: the growing demand for transnational human capital and the middle- and upper-class quest for distinction; 3 Social background makes all the difference: types of capital, class position, and chances for acquiring transnational human capital; 4 Strategic investments: families' class position and their educational practices in everyday life; 5 The "brokers": the formation and structure of a social field of intermediaries of transnational human capital. 6 Does going abroad early on pay off? Returns to transnational human capital7 Epilogue; Appendix: data and methods of analysis; Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in sociology.

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This is a rigorous and empirically-rich study of the ways in which families go about accumulating transnational human capital - focussing, in particular, on the role of bilingual pre-school education Read more...

 
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