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dc.contributor.authorConway, A.G.
dc.contributor.authorO'Hara, P.
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-23T16:11:04Z
dc.date.available2014-04-23T16:11:04Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.citationA.G. Conway, P. O'Hara, 'Education of farm children', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.17, No. 4, July, 1986, 1986, pp253-276
dc.identifier.issn129984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68784
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we examined educational participation by farm children, from two small areas in the West of Ireland. There has been a dramatic increase in participation, especially since the introduction of free post-primary education in 1967. This reflects the changing ability of parents to afford education for their children. Participation on smaller farms was lower than on larger farms up to 1967, but since that time it has almost equalised. Differences between those from smaller as compared to larger farms up to 1967 reflected the relative ability of parents to afford education. The pattern since 1967 shows how public policy can bring about equalisation of opportunities between families. Differences associated with children's occupations still persist. Non-farming daughters had more education than non-farming sons, who are more concentrated in manual occupations which have lower formal education requirements. In attempting to ensure access to occupations parents give daughters more education. Sons entering farming had least education but their access to farming is assured by gift or inheritance. The differential allocation of education reflects the efforts of parents to equalise occupational opportunities among their children.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic and Social Research Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol.17, No. 4, July, 1986
dc.subjectEducation - Ireland
dc.subjectFarm children - education
dc.titleEducation of farm children
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp253-276


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