publication . Article . 2018

The Effectively Maintained Inequality Hypothesis and Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Greek Higher Education Sector

Iakovos Tsiplakides;
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  • Published: 27 Feb 2018 Journal: Advanced Journal of Social Science (issn: 2581-3358, eissn: 2581-3358, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
<jats:p>In this paper we draw on the hypothesis of “Effectively Maintained Inequality” (EMI), which holds that inequalities in higher education concern differentiation as regards the institutions or study programmes which people from different socioeconomic backgrounds choose, rather than the difference between participating and non-participating. It is an important issue, as in modern knowledge and information societies, characterized by new methods of getting, processing and distributing information, higher education is important as a means of equipping people with the knowledge necessary to participate actively in them, for personal growth and national growth...
Subjects
free text keywords: Higher education, expansion, social class, Effectively Maintained Inequality, Sociology, Demographic economics, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, business.industry, business, Socioeconomic status, Personal development, Financial capital, Social justice, Social mobility
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