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Family Social Capital And Its Effects On Children

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Social Capital
Social capital, the benefits from social networks, more or less intertwined with cultural capital, also influence choices of HEIs in forms of the interactions taken place within family networks and peer groups.
In the first place, family social capital can affect children’s socialization process, mainly through recognition, reinforcement and retention of cultural capital. Higher class parents are more likely to mobilized interactions with teachers, students and other parents, in which children are socialized into certain norms of education (Lin, 1982, 1990, as cited in Wu, 2007). Lin holds that, middle class children perceive the urge to be conscientious in school work and to gain access to high status HEI through interactions
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