Like few other decisions in life, educational choices must be made by virtually every-one growing up in industrial societies. The consequences of these choices for individual lives are momentous, yet decisions about schooling can be treacherous. They are made during the teen years, at a time when personal preferences are unstable and there is littl
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The theoretical question -- Institutional constraints and educational choices -- Were they pushed? -- Or did they jump? -- Conclusions -- The high school pupils survey -- The youth unemployment survey -- Independent variables -- Logit models: summary tables
"Diego Gambetta is reader in sociology and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. "