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Inequality across societies [electronic resource] : families, schools and persisting stratification / edited by David Baker ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Baker, David, 1952 January 5-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Research in sociology of education: v. 14.Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : JAI/Elsevier, 2004Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (vii, 292 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780080473031 (electronic bk.); 0080473032 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Educational sociology | Social stratification | Educational equalization | Income distribution | D�emocratisation de l'enseignement -- �Etudes transculturelles | Sociologie de l'�education -- �Etudes transculturelles | Stratification sociale -- �Etudes transculturelles | Revenu -- R�epartition -- �Etudes transculturelles | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Sociale ongelijkheid | Onderwijsparticipatie | InkomensverdelingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Inequality across societies.DDC classification: 306.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
Contents:
Bruce Fuller and Emily Hannum -- Grandmothers, formal care, and educational advantage in China / Susan E. Short and Rongjun Sun -- Educational expansion and inequality in Korea / Hyunjoon Park -- Educational opportunities for boys and girls in Thailand / Sura R. Curran ... [et al.] -- In pursuit of college quality : migration decisions among college students in Japan / Hiroshi Ono -- Educational stratification in Asia / Emily Hannum and Bruce Fuller -- Egalitarianism versus social reproduction : stratification in Eastern Europe / Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong -- Parents, partners and credentials : self-employment mobility in the United States and Germany / Patricia A. McManus -- Heating up the aspirations of Israeli Arab youth / Gad yair, Nabil Khattab and Aaron Benavot -- Educational pathways into the evolving labour market of West Africa / Stephen L. Morgan and William R. Morgan -- Uneven inroads : understanding women's status in higher education / Karen Bradley and Maria Charles -- Inequality and schooling as an institution / Regina E. Werum and David P. Baker.
Summary: Most societies place great faith in the modern school's power to offer children a more prosperous future, from better jobs to wider social opportunities. In turn, political leaders around the world push to expand western forms of schooling, creating more slots for children, from preschool through university levels. Yet despite this remarkable institutional change, are societies becoming equitable, especially for those groups living on the margins of civil society? Why, in too many cases, has schooling failed to deliver on its promise of reducing economic and social disparities? This volume add
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : inequality across societies / Bruce Fuller and Emily Hannum -- Grandmothers, formal care, and educational advantage in China / Susan E. Short and Rongjun Sun -- Educational expansion and inequality in Korea / Hyunjoon Park -- Educational opportunities for boys and girls in Thailand / Sura R. Curran ... [et al.] -- In pursuit of college quality : migration decisions among college students in Japan / Hiroshi Ono -- Commentary : Educational stratification in Asia / Emily Hannum and Bruce Fuller -- Egalitarianism versus social reproduction : stratification in Eastern Europe / Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong -- Parents, partners and credentials : self-employment mobility in the United States and Germany / Patricia A. McManus -- Heating up the aspirations of Israeli Arab youth / Gad yair, Nabil Khattab and Aaron Benavot -- Educational pathways into the evolving labour market of West Africa / Stephen L. Morgan and William R. Morgan -- Uneven inroads : understanding women's status in higher education / Karen Bradley and Maria Charles -- Commentary : Inequality and schooling as an institution / Regina E. Werum and David P. Baker.

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Most societies place great faith in the modern school's power to offer children a more prosperous future, from better jobs to wider social opportunities. In turn, political leaders around the world push to expand western forms of schooling, creating more slots for children, from preschool through university levels. Yet despite this remarkable institutional change, are societies becoming equitable, especially for those groups living on the margins of civil society? Why, in too many cases, has schooling failed to deliver on its promise of reducing economic and social disparities? This volume add

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