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Social Origins and School Career of High School Students

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Meulemann, Heiner (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Wieken-Mayser, Maria (Europäisches Hochschulinstitut, Florenz)
  • Wiese, Willi (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
school grade; school career; job history; choice of studies; secondary school (Gymnasium)
  • Abstract

    Determination of school grades from the classes 9 and 10 of high school as well as from leaving certificates (high school graduation grades); change of school and school degree; repeating a school year; planned college subjects; college goals and occupation desired at high school graduation. Demography: class attended by schoolchild in school year 1968/69; school year of successful completion of first public examination in secondary school; school year of successful completion of high school; information on those changing schools; prestige score school-leavers occupation; prestige score high school graduates.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-10 / 1982-10
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
High school students of the school year 1969/70 in the 10th grade from 121 various classes at 68 high schools. The sample is identical to ZA Study No. 0600.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Two-stage cluster sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Content coding
  • File analysis
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3295
Survey unit: students### Based on the survey of high school students archived under ZA Study No. 0600, in this study information was collected from school records of the high school students interviewed earlier. In those cases where a survey from school records was refused or was not possible and in those cases where the student had left school prematurely or had changed schools, a written survey was conducted with the school further attended or with the student himself. Studies in connection with this project are archived under the following numbers: Primary Surveys: ZA Study No. 0600 ´School Student Survey´ ZA Study No. 0639 ´Parent Survey´ ZA Study No. 0640 ´Teacher Survey´ ZA Study No. 0996 ´Principal Survey´ Re-Interview: ZA Study No. 1441 ´Education and Life´
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1440 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Wiese, Wilhelm; Meulemann, Heiner; Wieken-Mayser, Maria: Soziale Herkunft und Schullaufbahn von Gymnasiasten. Köln: Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung 1983. (Projektendbericht)
  • Meulemann, Heiner; Wiese, Wilhelm: Bildungsexpansion und Bildungschancen. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialisationsforschung und Erziehungssoziologie, 4, 1984, S. 287 - 310.
  • Eckstein, Daniela: Bildungschancen von Frauen in Schulen und Hochschulen: Eine theoretisch-empirische Arbeit über die Determinanten von Ungleichheit im höheren Bildungssystem. Köln, Universität, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Diplomarbeit 1988.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-23 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Meulemann, Heiner; Wieken-Mayser, Maria; Wiese, Willi (1986): Soziale Herkunft und Schullaufbahn von Gymnasiasten (Gymnasiasten-Studie). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.