Source: Deutsches Studentenwerk/German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (calculations, 20. Social Survey21. Social Survey); Federal Statistical Office, "special evaluation: Microcensus, Population statistics, Higher education statistics"; German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (StudienanfängerbefragungenDZHW Brief 3/2018)

Notes:
1) Education participation rates for specific social groups estimate a social group's proportion that passes an educational threshold in relation to this group's total number of members. This table contains two thresholds: participation in a school at upper secondary level and enrolment in a course of studies. Population in 2016: persons with German nationality only.
2) The definition of the parents' educational status includes the educational background of both parents. If a child's mother and/or father holds an academic degree, it is allocated to academics. If neither the mother nor the father holds an academic degree, a child is allocated to the non-academic group.
3) Share of children per educational status of the parents (= 100 %) who attend the respective type of school at upper secondary level.
4) Specialised upper secondary school, two-year full-time vocational school, part-time vocational school, full-time vocational school, specialised academy (Bavaria), school for nurses, midwives etc., basic vocational training year. Until 2009, including pre-vocational training year.
5) Upper secondary level at general grammar school, integrated comprehensive school, specialised grammar school.
6) Share of children per type of school at upper secondary level (= 100 %) who pass over to a course of studies.
7) Share of children per educational status of the parents (= 100 %) who pass over to a course of studies via the respective type of school.

Last update: December 2018

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