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Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study

Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study Inequalities–551 ans who take the issue of segregation from the processes of inclusion (enhanced oppor- one of being unfair to being bad economic tunities) or diversion and whether the extent policy for cities, regions, states, and the United of educational inequality is conditional upon institutional differentiation (unified, diversi- States as a whole. They are right. But many of fied, and binary educational systems) and you will also recall Nobel Laureate Gary market differentiation (decentralized and Becker who argued that in the long run it unregulated versus centrally regulated sys- does not pay to discriminate. Where did that tems). The book provides an impressive col- get us? lection of fifteen in-depth country studies. Each chapter contains important policy rec- They include seven countries in Western ommendations. This is particularly empha- Europe (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, sized in a chapter by Greg Squires on fair Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland), two housing enforcement as well as the editors’ in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Rus- closing remarks on attaining a just society. sia), three in East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Segregation is the essential synthesis of what and Taiwan), and three elsewhere (Australia, we need to know to move this issue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews SAGE

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SAGE
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© 2008 American Sociological Association
ISSN
0094-3061
eISSN
1939-8638
DOI
10.1177/009430610803700615
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Abstract

Inequalities–551 ans who take the issue of segregation from the processes of inclusion (enhanced oppor- one of being unfair to being bad economic tunities) or diversion and whether the extent policy for cities, regions, states, and the United of educational inequality is conditional upon institutional differentiation (unified, diversi- States as a whole. They are right. But many of fied, and binary educational systems) and you will also recall Nobel Laureate Gary market differentiation (decentralized and Becker who argued that in the long run it unregulated versus centrally regulated sys- does not pay to discriminate. Where did that tems). The book provides an impressive col- get us? lection of fifteen in-depth country studies. Each chapter contains important policy rec- They include seven countries in Western ommendations. This is particularly empha- Europe (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, sized in a chapter by Greg Squires on fair Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland), two housing enforcement as well as the editors’ in Eastern Europe (Czech Republic and Rus- closing remarks on attaining a just society. sia), three in East Asia (Japan, South Korea, Segregation is the essential synthesis of what and Taiwan), and three elsewhere (Australia, we need to know to move this issue

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Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of ReviewsSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2008

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