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Higher education, economic inequality and social mobility: implications for emerging East Asia

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Higher education systems in the Chinese civilizational zone (East Asia) are rapidly improving in quantity and quality, associated with the growth of middle classes and absolute social mobility. But are they contributing to more equal opportunities between students with different backgrounds, and greater relative social mobility? The article reviews the case of the United States, where expansion of the middle-class growth and social mobility via education in the 1950s/1970s was followed in the...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.03.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Educational Development Journal website
Volume:
63
Pages:
4-11
Publication date:
2017-03-20
Acceptance date:
2017-03-06
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0738-0593
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957119
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uuid:5d5e4c41-d320-4eeb-978d-4628aa957bd0
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pubs:957119
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2019-04-16

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