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    DescriptionThe mass expansion of higher education is one of the most important social transformations of the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, scholars from 15 countries, representing Western and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Israel, Australia, and the United States, assess the links between this expansion and inequality in the national context. Contrary to most expectations, the authors show that as access to higher education expands, all social classes benefit. Neither greater diversification nor privatization in higher education results in greater inequality. In some cases, especially where the most advantaged already have significant access to higher education, opportunities increase most for persons from disadvantaged origins. Also, during the late twentieth century, opportunities for women increased faster than those for men. Offering a new spin on conventional wisdom, this book shows how all social classes benefit from the expansion of higher education.


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    Title
    Stratification in Higher Education
    Subtitle
    A Comparative Study
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Yossi Shavit, Edited by Richard Arum, Edited by Adam Gamoran
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804754620
    ISBN 10: 0804754624
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    BIC subject category V2: JFSC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
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    Libri: I-ED
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17240
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: EDU043000, EDU015000
    DC22: 306.432
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    DC22: 379.26
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    LC classification: LC213 .S77 2007
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    Thema V1.0: JNM, JBSA
    Edition
    Annotated
    Edition statement
    annotated edition
    Illustrations note
    86 tables, 34 figures
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    25 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Yossi Shavit is Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University and Head of the B. I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research. Richard Arum is Professor of Sociology and Education at New York University. Adam Gamoran is Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
    Review quote
    "This book provides rich details about the institutional arrangements, history, and issues related to funding and access in higher education systems throughout the industrialized world. Its comprehensive comparative analysis of major changes occurring in higher education everywhere offers insights into stratification and educational expansion that will provoke debate and spark future research." - Claudia Buchmann, Ohio State University"
    Back cover copy
    "This book provides rich details about the institutional arrangements, history, and issues related to funding and access in higher education systems throughout the industrialized world. Its comprehensive comparative analysis of major changes occurring in higher education everywhere offers insights into stratification and educational expansion that will provoke debate and spark future research." --Claudia Buchmann, The Ohio State University "This volume provides a model of conceptually rich and methodologically rigorous analyses of the expansion of higher education and its implications for social outcomes. It represents collaborative research at its best. The insights generated by this research suggest social policies that should further broaden access to higher education." --Maureen T. Hallinan, Director, Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, University of Notre Dame
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    The mass expansion of higher education is one of the most important social transformations of the second half of the twentieth century. In this book, scholars from 15 countries, representing Western and Eastern Europe, East Asia, Israel, Australia, and the United States, assess the links between this expansion and inequality in the national context. Contrary to most expectations, the authors show that as access to higher education expands, all social classes benefit. Neither greater diversification nor privatization in higher education results in greater inequality. In some cases, especially where the most advantaged already have significant access to higher education, opportunities increase most for persons from disadvantaged origins. Also, during the late twentieth century, opportunities for women increased faster than those for men. Offering a new spin on conventional wisdom, this book shows how all social classes benefit from the expansion of higher education.