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07 August 2013

Honorable Mention for James Coleman Award

Professor Mads Meier Jæger

Prestigious prize
Professor Mads Meier Jæger, Department of Sociology and SFI (The Danish National Centre for Social Research), will receive an Honorable Mention for the prestigious James Coleman Award for the Best Article. A prize awarded by the American Sociological Association for the best article within the research field of Sociology of Education published in the journal American Sociological Review in the previous two years.

The extended family
The Honorable Mention is awarded to Mads Meier Jæger on the basis of his article “The Extended Family and Children’s Educational Success”. The article shows that the importance of family background for educational success pertains not only to the immediate family: Grandparents and aunts and uncles also contribute to children’s educational success.

The prize will be awarded in New York 10 August 2013.

Read about the James Coleman Award for the Best Article and the American Sociological Association (external page).

Read an abstract of the article “The Extended Family and Children’s Educational Success”.

Read the entire article “The Extended Family and Children’s Educational Success” in American Sociological Review (external page).

Listen to an interview with Mads Meier Jæger concerning the results presented in the article (external page).