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Educational Achievements are Not Enough to Bridge the Gap of Social Inequalities:

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  • Jul 16, 2021

Social inequality has been a hot topic for debate for over centuries now. A ratio of men to women in different aspects of economy, whether it be educational, political and social seems to have causing a great imbalance in several economies. One of the major factors that expand this social inequality is educational achievements. Though, researches have said there are other aspects as well that equally participates in the factors of social inequality. Not only the education qualification or achievements but also our ethics, how we behave, how effectively we communicate, what challenges a woman or man faces are responsible to lessen the gap of social inequalities between the genders. To demonstrate this, an actual practical study was performed in which many people self-volunteered.

The aim of the study was to determine the extent to which the social status of the parents gives their children an advantage. The study used parents' educational achievements as an indicator of social status and looked at adult children's income as an indicator of professional success. To answer the research question, Manzoni examined data from people interviewed as part of the National Survey of University Graduates between 2010 and 2017. In particular, Manzoni focused on US citizens ages 35 to 67 who reported on their salaries and income. Education of their parents. The final sample size was 56,819 people, 32,337 men and 24,482 women. The analysis showed that the son makes more money if a son achieves a degree similar to a father than if his father had not achieved the same level of education.

For example, imagine son A became a doctor and had a father who was also a doctor. Meanwhile, son B is also becoming a doctor, but his parents only had a bachelor's degree. The study found that son A becomes overall. They make more money than son B even though they have the same grade. This effect also exists for daughters, but is much weaker. "The effect we see here essentially preserves the social stratification for sons, less so for daughters," says Manzoni.