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Growing Gaps: Educational Inequality around the World

Paul Attewell and Katherine S. Newman


As inequality grows rapidly both in post-industrial societies and in the high-growth economies of the developing world, its centrality and ubiquity among problems of interest to social scientists is becoming only more apparent. And among all of inequality's causes and manifestations, access to education is key to understanding and combating it, both for improving a person's individual life chances and for increasing countries' national wealth. This book examines closely the relationship between inequality and education. Indeed as many countries grow economically, it is unclear whether this gro ... More

Keywords: inequality, education, opportunity, competition, human capital, debt, educational advantage, stratification, economic growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732180
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732180.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Attewell, editor
Graduate Center, CUNY

Katherine S. Newman, editor
Princeton University
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