Graduate people and their social context of origin This contribute concerns the existing relationship between social context of origin of graduate people and some of their choices. In particular, in the first part they illustrate the most important elements of the interpretative frame, explaining, under the conceptual profile, the main components of the social context of origin: they suppose that in this occasion the living contest and the original family could be considered particularly relevant. They also formulate some considerations on
the relation existing between social context, stratification and social mobility. In the second part they consider available data referring to the geographic area of origin and on socio-economic and cultural characteristics of the family of origin. More, informations about parents profession and their educational qualifications allow the definition of social class indicator. Finally, variables describing objectively the characteristics of the family of origin of graduate people are used to suppose the possible relationship between social context of origin and some choices and behavioural dimensions like the specific curriculum, abroad studies experiences, success in studies, job experience during studying period and geographic mobility for studies.