Socioeconomic Inequality and Student Outcomes

Cross-National Trends, Policies, and Practices

  • Louis Volante
  • Sylke V. Schnepf
  • John Jerrim
  • Don A. Klinger

Part of the Education Policy & Social Inequality book series (EPSI, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Socioeconomic Inequality in Education Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Jerrim, Louis Volante, Don A. Klinger, Sylke V. Schnepf
      Pages 3-16
    3. Rolf Strietholt, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Nina Hogrebe, Victoria Rolfe, Monica Rosén, Isa Steinmann et al.
      Pages 17-38
  3. National Profiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Jake Anders, Morag Henderson
      Pages 41-62
    3. Horst Entorf, Maddalena Davoli
      Pages 63-79
    4. Nicola Pensiero, Orazio Giancola, Carlo Barone
      Pages 81-94
    5. Jaap Scheerens, Anneke Timmermans, Greetje van der Werf
      Pages 111-132
    6. Katariina Salmela-Aro, Anna K. Chmielewski
      Pages 153-168
    7. Philip Parker, Jiesi Guo, Taren Sanders
      Pages 189-204
  4. Cross-Cultural Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Sylke V. Schnepf, Don A. Klinger, Louis Volante, John Jerrim
      Pages 207-223
  5. Louis Volante, Sylke V. Schnepf, John Jerrim, Don A. Klinger
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book examines socioeconomic inequality and student outcomes across various Western industrialized nations and the varying success they have had in addressing achievement gaps in lower socioeconomic status student populations. It presents the national profiles of countries with notable achievement gaps within the respective school-aged student populations, explains the trajectory of achievement results in relation to both national and international large-scale assessment measures, and discusses how relevant education policies have evolved within their national contexts. Most importantly, the national profiles investigate the effectiveness of policy responses that have been adopted to close the achievement gap in lower socioeconomic status student populations. This book provides a cross-national analysis of policy approaches designed to address socioeconomic inequality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Volante
    • 1
  • Sylke V. Schnepf
    • 2
  • John Jerrim
    • 3
  • Don A. Klinger
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationBrock UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.European Commission’s Joint Research CentreIspraItaly
  3. 3.UCL Institute of EducationLondonUK
  4. 4.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9862-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9863-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1476
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1484
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