"School choice" and family profiles: another facet of school inequalities

This paper draws on the results of a research involving 299 low and low-middle class families, whose children were enrolled in different elementary and middle schools in Belo Horizonte. As for the social groups investigated, it confirms the relation between family profiles and the kind of school chosen by parents. It thus supports the idea of a "quasi-market" education on which educational offer and family demands are connected, reinforcing the subject's significance in the discussion about schooling inequalities.

Schools; Families; Choice; Education; Quasi-market


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