Desigualdad en las transiciones educativas en España. El efecto compensación

Translated title of the contribution: Inequality in educational transitions in Spain. The compensation effect

Marina Elias, Lidia Daza, Helena Troiano, Albert Sánchez-Gelabert

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This article analyzes different academic achievements in the trajectory of young people in secondary education in Spain. It explains the differential role that families play according to the academic results of their children, specifically how families with more resources compensate the low educational performance of their offspring (compensation effect). Using data from a retrospective survey of young people, it presents descriptive analyses and calculates probabilities of achievement. The results show that, although it appears at other points in the trajectory, this compensation effect is most evident in the transition from high school to college.

Translated title of the contributionInequality in educational transitions in Spain. The compensation effect
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)39-70
Number of pages32
JournalRevista Mexicana de Sociologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Compensatory advantage
  • Achievement
  • Educational transitions
  • Intersectionality
  • Inequality


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