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“Americans tend not to be comfortable talking about social class, because this is supposed to be a class-less country,’’ he says. “But in terms of mitigating the effects of class discrimination, talking about it in schools and in the media is a beginning.”
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This is not the only factor, however: Educational recommendations are even determined by social class when pupils achieve the same grades. It is true that the grade a child achieves is still the most important factor that determines whether that child receives a recommendation for academically-orientated secondary education. However, if only children with an average grade of 2.0 are considered, those from the lowest educational and income group only have a 76% chance of being recommended for academically-orientated secondary education while almost all (96%) children in the highest educational and income group are recommended for this form of secondary education. In the case of children who achieve lower grades, the social background plays an even greater role. The authors of the study suggest that there are many possible reasons why children from the lower social classes are less frequently advised to enter academic secondary education: These can include subconscious discrimination by the class teacher or different educational expectations of the parents, for example. An immigration background, on the other hand, does not have a negative effect on educational recommendations, i.e. children of immigrants are not actually disadvantaged if their social background is taken into account.
“Our findings suggest that the stigma associated with poverty can lead to class discrimination, which, over time, can impact an individual’s health,’’ Fuller-Rowell says.
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"We found that it is mainly the affiliation with a specific social class that influences children’s school grades and their parents’ educational expectations," so Hradil in explanation of the survey results. Thus, the grades of "lower class" children in the subjects Mathematics and German are on average at least one grade lower than those of children from the "upper class," no matter immigrant or non-immigrant. Among girls, this difference is even more pronounced and can amount to 1.4 grade points. Children from immigrant families, however, are on average only 0.2 - 0.3 grade points behind children from indigenous families. An accompanying survey of the parents showed that 54% of all parents wanted their child to enter an academically-orientated secondary school. Parents from higher social classes had higher educational expectations than parents from the lower class. "We also found these higher educational aspirations in the upper class even where their children had grades similar to children from the lower class," added Hradil.
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Discrimination felt by teenagers based on their social class background can contribute to physiological changes associated with poorer health, according to a new study published online in , a journal of the .
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The data for this 70-page report were collected in March 2007. All 35 state elementary schools and 103 of 105 year four classes participated. Of the total of 2,303 elementary school students in year four, 2,032 (i.e., 88%) were actually surveyed - a very high response rate. With regard to social structure, the comprehensive survey showed that 43% of all elementary school students in Wiesbaden are from an immigrant background, which means that at least one parent of the child or even the child itself was not born in Germany. Of the children from an immigrant background, some 45% live in circumstances below the poverty line, while the corresponding figure is only 17% for children from a non-immigrant background. Almost 46% of all pupils from immigrant families and 23% of those from indigenous families have a social background that is educationally deprived, i.e., they come from the "lower" or "lower middle" classes - social classifications which are based on the parents' educational qualifications and the per capita income of the family.
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By accepting the Convention, States commit themselves to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms, including: