Growing gaps : educational inequality around the world
- Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- x, 344 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
LC196 .G78 2010
- Unknown LC196 .G78 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-332) and index.
- PREFACE: -- ACCESS TO EDUCATION: MOBILITY TOOL OR ROADBLOCK OF STRATIFICATION? -- KATHERINE NEWMAN -- 1. Education and Inequality In a Global Context -- PAUL ATTEWELL -- 2. Educational Inequality in Latin America -- CHRISTIAN COX -- 3. Entrance into prestigious universities and the performance of discriminated groups on the "vestibular": Black Students in the University of Sao Paulo, 2001-2007 -- ANTONIO S. GUIMARAES -- 4. Education and Racial Inequality in Post Apartheid South Africa -- MALCOLM KESWELL -- 5. Social Class and Educational Inequality in South Korea -- KWANG-YEONG SHIN, BYOUNG-HOON LEE -- 6. Equal Opportunity in Higher Education in Israel: Lessons from the Kibbutz -- YAAKOV GILBOA, MOSHE JUSTMAN -- 7. Socio-political Changes and Inequality in Educational Opportunities in China: 1940 - 2001 -- LI CHUNLING -- 8. Middle-class Losers?: The role of emotion in educational careers -- YI-LEE WONG -- 9. The After Life of NEETS -- KAREN ROBSON -- 10. Over education and Social Generations in France: Welfare Regimes and Inter Cohort Inequalities in Returns to Education -- LOUIS CHAUVEL -- 11. Education and the Labor Market: The Case of Poland -- PAWEL POLAWSKI -- 12. The Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants in the EU Effects of Characteristics of Origin and Destination Countries on the First and Second Generation -- FENELLA FLEISCHMANN, JAAP DRONKERS -- 13. Gender, Perceptions of Opportunity, and Investment in Schooling -- ANGEL HARRIS.
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- Publisher's Summary
- As inequality grows rapidly both in post-industrial societies and in the high-growth economies of the developing world, its centrality and ubiquity among problems of interest to social scientists is becoming only more apparent. And among all of inequality's causes and manifestations, access to education is key to understanding and combating it, both for improving a person's individual life chances and for increasing countries' national wealth. In Growing Gaps, Paul Attewell and Katherine S. Newman bring together an impressive group of scholars to closely examine the relationship between inequality and education. Indeed as many countries grow economically, it is unclear whether this growth leads directly to increased opportunity or more ferocious competition and thus more severe inequality. In many growing economies there has been a staggering growth of private higher education as demand for opportunity has outpaced supply, and families who must fund this human capital accumulation are only burdened with more and more debt. Outlining the world-wide race for educational advantage, this volume takes a comparative approach, aiming to not only describe various nations' systems of education, but weave them together in a larger network of stratification. Covering almost every continent, Growing Gaps provides an overarching and essential examination of who is actually able to benefit from economic growth and who, because of the educational demands it brings about, it shuts out. The book will serve as a lasting achievement towards understanding the root causes of inequality in an increasingly interconnected global society where the worsening situations for some increasingly effect all of us.
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- Publication date
- edited by Paul Attewell, Katherine S. Newman.
- "This volume grew out of an annual conference sponsored by Princeton University's Global Network on Inequality..."--P. v.