The impacts of a low socioeconomic status are far reaching for individuals and especially for families throughout the world. A low socioeconomic status is often measured in combination with education, income and occupation. While this paper focuses on education, research shows that income and occupation are all correlated and impact each area. Research has shown that education is a predictor of income and occupation. The topic that will be discussed the affect of low socioeconomic status on student achievement. My hypothesis states that a low socioeconomic status background negatively affects student academic achievement. The research articles reviewed a wide range of individuals from the earliest stages of education to college. The articles looked not only individuals from American but also a number of countries including Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Malaysia. Going into this research I already knew some of the many negative effects that a low socioeconomic status would have on a child's education. Children from a low socioeconomic background do not always have the best health care or the best nutrition when compared to …show more content…
Examples include extra tutoring, involvement in special after school programs and clubs and athletic teams. A majority of the population believes that there are programs in place that take into consideration the disadvantaged backgrounds children come from and the programs give the students a fair shot at education. Sadly, this is not the case. While upward mobility policies are possible, they might be unlikely. "Upward mobility might emerge because policies only provide opportunity for a limited number of low SES children to move up, and not all siblings from the same family have access to this limited number of slots or opportunities." (Eirich,
In America, students from low socioeconomic status (SES) families have always been a part of the nation’s higher education and are few in number. Socioeconomic status has crucial effects on students and their performance in college. The subject of SES and how it affects college education has been debated for decades. The social ranking is parallel to whether one will succeed in college. SES insinuates more immense impact on low SES students than high SES students.
In the current era that America is in Education plays a vital role not only in childhood but all the way into adulthood. The way society has been morphed education is commonly thought to be the only way to be successful in life, according to some studies the current economic state of the united states has caused more students to believe getting a higher education is vital to their success and is the only way to live comfortable lives. Ultimately the decision to attend college rises every year due to the increase of jobs that require a college degree and the desire to be financially secure in a recovering economy.(UCLA) Furthermore, higher education plays a very critical role in the younger generations of American society due to it becoming
Kids who come from better living situations tend to do better in school. Meaning that, if you take two students and one came from the projects and the other came from a wealthier neighborhood, the once who lives in the nicer neighborhood statistically will have better results in the classroom. According to Paediatrics and Child Health, “children from low-income families often start school already behind their peers who are
The populations of those living in low socioeconomic conditions predominantly belong to minority groups. Most research found focuses in on African-American groups, especially within schools. Students in school who are black, are more likely to come from non-traditional family homes than their white counterparts, and they receive less of an education (Ainsworth-Darnell, Roscigno, 1999). Non-traditional family homes are typically ones missing a parent, and are considered to be categorized as being low socioeconomic. Although students who belong to low socioeconomic classes belong to minority groups, they are also overrepresented within data, especially among black students. (Reyes, Stanic, 1988). Students who live in these conditions are disadvantaged in life. Black people tend to rate their overall
Socioeconomic status has played a vital roles in affecting ones’ experience in all aspects from culture to daily life experience. Furthermore, it has the most impact toward the low income individuals. For example, in psychotherapy research, low income individuals are mostly invisible and diminished which lead to our little or no knowledge about their personal experience in the therapy setting. In such a setting, Thompson, Cole and Nitzarim (2012) investigated for further understanding about the relationship between social class and therapy experiences of low income clients.
Socioeconomic status plays a major role in the prevalence of depression and anxiety as well as the utilization of mental health services in the black female community. It is important to note that the four general indicators of SES are race/ethnicity, occupation, income and educational attainment; the latter is considered to be the predominant determinant of health in the United States. Aside from education, social scientists have analyzed other elements that explain the causal relationship between SES and the likelihood of developing mental disorders. For women of the black diaspora, neighborhood SES, negative self-perception and education are aspects of socioeconomic status linked to mental health outcomes.
Previous research has shown that there is a connection between Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and socioeconomic status (SES), primarily that those who are living in low socioeconomic status community are disproportionately affected by HIV. There are higher rates of HIV in these less affluent, almost impoverished, communities as compared to other communities. In other words, there are higher rates of HIV in these less affluent, almost impoverished, communities, than compared to other communities. This increased risk for HIV infection, as well as, lack of HIV therapy adherence can be tied to a multitude of reasons that are specific to the low SES community, which listed in the following. These facets include the increased risky sexual behavior
Through research, I will examine if there is a correlation, be it direct or indirect, between a person’s race and their educational attainment. In order to answer this question, it is important to consider other variables, such as a sex, socioeconomic status, culture, and religion. How do these variables influence a racial group’s access to education? Numerous studies have been done to answer questions like these. I am curious to find out what intrinsic characteristics of a racial/ethnic group impact their success. My research will include collection of existing data and analysis of several case studies. Some of the sociological questions that I would use to answer my hypothesis are: What are some factors that affect a person’s education level? Or how does sex affect the success of a person? Also I will explain the meaning of socioeconomic status? And is culture the foundation of educational levels? I will use these questions to help me write my research paper.
The students belonging to low-salaried families may remain deprived of the latest technologies like computers, digital textbooks and safe classrooms with no leakage after it rains (Redd, Perna, & Scott, 2003). Studies reveal that the social class of parents makes a direct impact on the educational performance of their children. The children having parents working on the managerial or executive posts have been found socially and academically far better than those whose parents or family have undergone some financial crisis. (Shepherd,
With the many vulnerable populations that social workers address, those of low socioeconomic status are the most prevalent in today’s society. Poverty has greatly impacted our country in a multitude of ways. Moreover, there are some aspects of poverty that effect individuals on a greater level then the recourses they can obtain. Having a low socioeconomic status can effect an individual’s overall health and even psychological perception. For children especially, at such an impressionable period of development, this can be extremely detrimental. In a case study done fairly recently, in a different country, there was evidence suggesting similarly that socioeconomic status was significantly impactful on children’s self-esteem.
What this suggest is that the differences in educational institutions will determine an individual or a groups level of education in society, but one must bear in mind the fact that just because certain individuals and groups who belong to a particular socioeconomic status doesn’t guarantee them a successful career.
What effect does the educational level/status of parents have on the post-high school graduation aspirations of their children? The hypothesis is that the educational status of parents does affect their children’s post-high school aspirations. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the educational status of parents impacts the educational/work choices/future aspirations of their children. The assumptions of this study are that students whose parents have achieved a higher level of education will have higher aspirations for their own future. Tangential assumptions are that parents with a higher educational status will be more involved in their children’s education and will be of a higher socioeconomic status.
The purpose of this literature review is to examine the relation between students’ socioeconomic status and their academic achievement. To be more specific, the goals are to determine (a) what defines low income; (b) review identified student characteristics (e.g. parental involvement, ethnicity, and school location) that have an effect on student achievement; and (c) what current research is saying about the best practices are for addressing the needs of low income students within the school setting. This literature review is not intended to provide a comprehensive review of the available literature, but to serve as a starting point for future directions for research and policy.
It can be argued that the academic performance of children has nothing to do with their socioeconomic status, because there have been many cases of children from very poor families who have excelled greatly in academics (APA, 2017). Furthermore, many predominantly high-end schools have posted poor results when compared to school with poorer backgrounds. This is despite the fact children from lower socioeconomic classes do not have access to the best forms of learning materials. The high performance of children from poor backgrounds is often attributed to the fact that they are not preoccupied with many activities which would otherwise hinder them from concentrating on their studies (Sacerdote, 2002). Therefore, some believe it is false to say that poor performance is associated with children who come from low socioeconomic classes. Rather, they believe academic achievement is genetic (Sacerdote, 2002).