Inequality Across Societies

Inequality Across Societies

Families, Schools and Persisting Stratification

eBook - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : JAI/Elsevier, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780080473031
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Baker, David 1952 January 5-


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