Cultureel startkapitaal, de blijvende voorsprong?
Drift, M.S.E.M. van der
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This article investigates how cultural capital influences occupational status, and the role of education in this dynamic. Using the cultural reproduction theory, we propose hypotheses expecting a direct and an indirect positive effect from cultural capital on occupational status. Drawing on the cultural mobility theory, we hypothesise that the direct effect would decrease with the level of education. Using data from the Longitudinal Internet Studies of the Social Sciences, we find support for the cultural reproduction theory implying that cultural capital is supporting inequality both in the occupational field and in the educational system. We find no support for our hypothesis based on the cultural mobility theory as we find no effect from education on the relation between cultural capital and occupational status.