Abstract

This paper examines the relations between employees’ educational attainment and their income as well as their social status, considering the individuals’ social background. The data derive from the German BIBB/BAuA Employment Survey 2012. The social status is analyzed for the individuals’ first job and their current job using the International Socio-Economic Index of Occupational Status (ISEI). The results show that academic and further vocational qualifications have a positive effect on employees’ income compared to initial vocational qualifications. Especially academic qualifications are positively related to employees’ social status, while over time also (initial and further) vocational qualifications have a positive effect. The individuals’ social background is also positively related to their educational attainment – mostly for the group of academically qualified employees.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0154
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada