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Growing GapsEducational Inequality around the World$
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Paul Attewell and Katherine S. Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732180

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.001.0001

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Education and Inequality in a Global Context

Education and Inequality in a Global Context

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(p.3) 1 Education and Inequality in a Global Context
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Growing Gaps
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Paul Attewell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.003.0001

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

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