(In)movilidad social y vulnerabilidadun estudio en torno a la reproducción social en hogares en riesgo de exclusión social en el municipio de Santander (Cantabria)

  1. José Mazas Álvarez
Supervised by:
  1. Íñigo González de la Fuente Director
  2. Marta García Lastra Director

Defence university: Universidad de Cantabria

Year of defence: 2019

  1. Teresa Susinos Rada Chair
  2. Sergio Andrés Cabello Secretary
  3. Valentina Maya Frades Committee member

Type: Thesis

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The study consists of examining and more precisely, as outlined in the general objective, to analyse the processes that lead to intergenerational and socio-educational (im)mobility in homes at risk of social exclusion. The research is of a qualitative nature and has focused on the global capital (cultural, economic and social) of the parents in fifteen homes and the impact of this on the academic performance of their children. More specifically, the attitude of families is addressed in relation to the academic possibilities of their children, their relationship with the school and their strategies to improve the education of their offspring. At first, a positive educational mobility is observed due to the new legislative contexts that encourage a greater academic journey that translates into a greater school capital, thus generating the production of a richer institutionalized capital. However, such advantages do not translate into greater employment opportunities and, even less, in the expression of an ascending intergenerational mobility. In fact, in eleven cases there was no intergenerational mobility (status quo) and four cases showed downward mobility. Another noteworthy aspect that is observed in this thesis is to attribute to the school the ability to give the students the same level of opportunities, regardless of their social origin and to ensure that all of them are placed in equal conditions when competing. By granting such a function, the capacity is being overestimated, which is nothing more than transmitting a cultural capital that benefits in greater measure those who start their schooling in an advantageous position.