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Persistent inequality: changing educational attainment in thirteen countries

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Persistent inequality: changing educational attainment in thirteen countries
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Persistent inequality: changing educational attainment in thirteen countries
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Language
eng
Summary
This book encompasses a systematic, comparative study of change in educational stratification in thirteen industrialized countries, exploring which societal conditions help reduce existing inequalities in educational opportunity. The contributors show that in most industrialized countries inequalities in educational opportunity among students from different social strata have been remarkably stable since the early twentieth century. Only in Sweden and the Netherlands has there been a reduction in educational inequalities. The improvements are attributed to aggressive social welfare policies that have equalized living conditions and overall life opportunities in the two countries. Interestingly, the social policies of former socialist states did not produce similar advances - a finding consistent with assertions that under socialism the bureaucratic elites were as effective in protecting the interests of their own children as were elites in many capitalist societies. In contrast to the persistence of socio-economic inequalities in educational opportunity, the gender gap in education has narrowed in all thirteen countries. In fact, in some countries women now attain higher mean levels of education than men. The book concludes with an integrative methodological chapter that introduces new methods of dealing with observed and unobserved sources of heterogeneity in models of educational attainment. The highly structured analyses of educational systems in the thirteen countries allow illuminating comparisons without sacrificing the specialized knowledge required to understand the particularities of each system
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Shavit, Yossi
  • Blossfeld, Hans-Peter
Series statement
Social inequality series
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  • Educational equalization
  • Education
  • Students
  • Academic achievement
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Persistent inequality: changing educational attainment in thirteen countries
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-394)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family background and educational attainment in the Netherlands for the 1891-1960 birth cohorts
  • Paul M. DeGraaf and Harry B.G. Ganzeboom
  • Persistinginequalities in Sweden
  • Jan O. Jonsson
  • Educational attainment in a changing educational system : the case of England and Wales
  • Alan C. Kerckhoff and Jerry M. Trott
  • Inequality of educational opportunity in Italy
  • Antonio Cobalti and Antonio Schizzerotto
  • The lifelong shadow : social origins and educational opportunity in Switzerland
  • Marlis Buchmann and Maria Charles with Stefan Sacchi
  • Foreword
  • Changes in educational stratification in Taiwan
  • Shu-Ling Tsai and Hei-Yuan Chiu
  • Trends in educational attainment in Japan
  • Donald J. Treiman and Kazuo Yamaguchi
  • Who won and who lost in a socialist redistribution in Czechoslovakia?
  • Petr Mateju
  • Inequalities in educational opportunity in Hungary
  • Szonja Szelenyi and Karen Aschaffenburg
  • Educational inequalities in postwar Poland
  • Barbara Heyns and Ireneusz Biatecki
  • David B. Grusky and Maria Tienda
  • From peasantry to proletariat : changes in the educational stratification of Arabs in Israel
  • Yossi Shavit
  • Educational stratification on observed and unobserved components of family background
  • Robert D. Mare
  • Persisting barriers : changes in educational opportunities in thirteen countries
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Yossi Shavit
  • Making the grade : educational stratification in the United States, 1925-1989
  • Michael Hout, Adrian E. Raftery and Eleanor O. Bell
  • Changes in educational opportunities in the Federal Republic of Germany : a longitudinal study of cohorts born between 1916-1965
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 396 pages
Isbn
9780813311210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Persistent inequality: changing educational attainment in thirteen countries
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-394)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Family background and educational attainment in the Netherlands for the 1891-1960 birth cohorts
  • Paul M. DeGraaf and Harry B.G. Ganzeboom
  • Persistinginequalities in Sweden
  • Jan O. Jonsson
  • Educational attainment in a changing educational system : the case of England and Wales
  • Alan C. Kerckhoff and Jerry M. Trott
  • Inequality of educational opportunity in Italy
  • Antonio Cobalti and Antonio Schizzerotto
  • The lifelong shadow : social origins and educational opportunity in Switzerland
  • Marlis Buchmann and Maria Charles with Stefan Sacchi
  • Foreword
  • Changes in educational stratification in Taiwan
  • Shu-Ling Tsai and Hei-Yuan Chiu
  • Trends in educational attainment in Japan
  • Donald J. Treiman and Kazuo Yamaguchi
  • Who won and who lost in a socialist redistribution in Czechoslovakia?
  • Petr Mateju
  • Inequalities in educational opportunity in Hungary
  • Szonja Szelenyi and Karen Aschaffenburg
  • Educational inequalities in postwar Poland
  • Barbara Heyns and Ireneusz Biatecki
  • David B. Grusky and Maria Tienda
  • From peasantry to proletariat : changes in the educational stratification of Arabs in Israel
  • Yossi Shavit
  • Educational stratification on observed and unobserved components of family background
  • Robert D. Mare
  • Persisting barriers : changes in educational opportunities in thirteen countries
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld and Yossi Shavit
  • Making the grade : educational stratification in the United States, 1925-1989
  • Michael Hout, Adrian E. Raftery and Eleanor O. Bell
  • Changes in educational opportunities in the Federal Republic of Germany : a longitudinal study of cohorts born between 1916-1965
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 396 pages
Isbn
9780813311210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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