Family capital and the invisible transfer of privilege: intergenerational support and social class in early adulthood.

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Abstract

Sociologists have long recognized the relationships between family background and social class attainment. However, by neglecting the multiple ways in which families and parents provide advantages and the extent to which these advantages extend into adulthood, they may still be underestimating the role of families in the reproduction of class inequalities. This chapter explores these impacts under the conceptual rubric of family capital. A new battery of interviews with a diverse collection of young adults is used to illustrate these points and offer suggestions for future research and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-24
Number of pages14
JournalNew directions for child and adolescent development
Issue number119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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