Dreifing efnahags- og menntunarauðs meðal foreldra í skólahverfum höfuðborgarsvæðisins 1997–2016

Translated title of the contribution: The Distribution of Economic and Educational Capital between School Catchment Areas in Reykjavík Capital Region 1997–2016

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Abstract

It is well established that parental income, wealth, and education substantially
affects school districts. In this article, we examine differences between school
districts in the capital region of Iceland among parents having children in compulsory schools. The article is based on tailored statistics provided by Statistics
Iceland covering the period from 1997–2016. We focus on distributions of parents that have Icelandic origin and have the highest levels of education, income,
and wealth. This group of parents has access to neighbourhood choice and the
symbolic capital to shape the grapevine on schools and neighbourhood qualities. Even though educational qualification and wealth grew during the period
under study, the gains have been geographically uneven throughout the capital
city region. Five of 42 school districts stand out in terms of economic and educational capitals. Three stand out in terms of income and wealth and two in
terms of high levels of educational capital that are most valued by the cultural
elite. These geographical boundaries visibly divide the upper class into two fractions depending on which kind of capital is dominant. Three neighbourhoods
stand out in terms of low levels on capital on all dimensions.
Translated title of the contributionThe Distribution of Economic and Educational Capital between School Catchment Areas in Reykjavík Capital Region 1997–2016
Original languageIcelandic
Pages (from-to)285-308
Number of pages23
JournalStjórnmál og stjórnsýsla
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2020

Other keywords

  • Catchment area
  • Social class
  • Bourdieu
  • Parental choice
  • Inclusive Education

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