Education and Inequality in a Global Context

Paul Attewell

in Growing Gaps

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199732180
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199866182 | DOI:
Education and Inequality in a Global Context

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the rising demand for more education—especially at the tertiary level—and the internationalization of higher education. It then reviews several theories that attempt of explain why higher education is so tightly linked to occupational and material success. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: tertiary education; higher education; occupational success; educational inequality

Chapter.  13125 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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