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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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    Stratification in Higher Education
    A Comparative Study
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Yossi Shavit, Edited by Richard Arum, Edited by Adam Gamoran
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780804771528
    ISBN 10: 0804771529

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.9
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC050000, SOC026000, EDU040000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: EDU043000, EDU015000
    DC22: 379.26
    DC21: 379.26
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JNM, JBSA
    Illustrations note
    86 tables, 34 figures
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    25 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Yossi Shavit is Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University. Richard Arum is Professor of Sociology and Education at New York University. Adam Gamoran is Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies.
    Review quote
    "This creative and insightful analysis should become standard reading in all programs of higher education concerned with expansion and social equity." - Review of Higher Education"