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Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

Research Shows Family Background Linked to Educational Success

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Economic Research Institute held a seminar on August 23 regarding social mobility and education, where Professor Lee Joo Ho of the Korea Development Institute presented his findings on the correlation between children’s school grades and a family’s economic, social and cultural standing (ESCS). His research was based [...]

Most Seoul Residents No Longer Believe in Social Mobility, Survey Finds

Most Seoul Residents No Longer Believe in Social Mobility, Survey Finds

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Nearly seven in ten Seoul residents say they have little to no hope of moving up the social ladder, giving social equality in South Korean society a score of 4.5 on a scale of one to ten. When asked about the prospects of improving their social and financial status [...]

Social Mobility a Myth: Economic Status Dictates Education Opportunities

Social Mobility a Myth: Economic Status Dictates Education Opportunities

SEJONG, Feb.10 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has revealed that higher income groups spend eight times more money on education per month compared to lower income groups. Considering that education is often seen as a means to improving social status, some are concerned that the wide disparity in education expenditures is leading to a [...]