Imagined futures: why business studies dominate the higher education choices of second-generation Turks in the Netherlands

Pasztor, Adel (2012) Imagined futures: why business studies dominate the higher education choices of second-generation Turks in the Netherlands. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 35 (4). pp. 704-717. ISSN 0141-9870

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2011.589521

Abstract

Relying on in-depth interviews with higher education students and young graduates the study investigates the factors underpinning the participation patterns of second-generation Turks in the Dutch higher education system. The paper highlights how ethnic minority students accommodate the constraints faced by the Dutch educational system by rationalizing economics at professional colleges as a suitable alternative to studying medicine at university, an alternative that will meet both their aspirations for a more successful and secure life than their parents’ while maintaining the traditional family ties in line with the work-life balance offered by a ‘nine-to-five job’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnic minority students, Netherlands, second generation, subject choice
Subjects: L300 Sociology
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2012 14:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6195

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