Resilience as a Mechanism for Educational Success Despite Disadvantaged Circumstances

Author: Ms Jennifer Tork
Affiliation: Bielefeld University, CRC 882
Email: jennifer.tork@uni-bielefeld.de

Paper Details

The focus of the study is on youths with a successful educational career who grew up in disadvantaged circumstances of poverty. The construct of resilience is used to explain this, which is a new perspective in the sociological educational research. It could be assumed that children with experience of adversity or disadvantaged circumstances develop well. Using data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) logistic regression are estimated. The empirical results show that there are social and personal indicators which promote the development of pupils differently depending on the experience of poverty.