Colloquium in Mar. 2018

Cho, Eunjoo (Professor, Myongji Univ.)

This research is part of a qualitative longitudinal study conducted since 2016, as to analyze how parents’ socio-economic status and residential characteristics can influence children’s possibility of social mobility. Based on in-depth interviews and participant observations with 15 students in a middle school in the low-income area, this study points out how children and their parents interact, which this study argues is closely related to children’s emotional well-being and academic performance, can be affected by parents’ socio-economic status. Moreover, this study emphasizes the important role played by the 3rd institution other than family and school, such as private institutes, welfare agencies and churches, in children’s emotional well-being and academic performance.

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