Cultural migrants? The consequences of educational mobility and changing social class among first-in-family graduates in Hungary

The special issue of Review of Sociology is now out, edited by Judit Durst and Zsanna Nyírő.

The focus of the special issue of these papers is the investigation of the consequences of education-driven upward mobility of first-in-family graduates in Hungary. All papers except one draw on the findings of a 3-year research project that aimed to explore the int as ‘first-generation intellectuals ersectional effect of class, race and gender on the outcome and the price of different mobility trajectories of first-generation intellectuals.3 They address the question of whether there are significant differences regarding upward educational mobility trajectories and their consequences for academically high achieving Roma and non-Roma men and women. We call our study group academic high achievers or first-in-family graduates – none of whose parents have a degree and who are designated as ‘first generation intellectuals’ in Hungarian mobility studies.