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Дългосрочното развитие на социалните диспропорции при придобиване на правото за следване във ВУЗ след завършване на средното образование в Германия
Long-Term Development of Social Disparities in Eligibility for Higher Education in Germany

Author(s): Walter Mueller, Markus Klein, Reinhard Pollak, Steffen Schindler
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН

Summary/Abstract: This article investigates how social disparities in attending Gymnasium and qualifying for higher education in Germany have developed since the early 20th century. It discusses changes in institutional and structural conditions over time, and outlines their theoretical implications for primary and secondary social disparities in access to higher education. Analyses based on data from various representative population surveys and many years of Microcensus data then show how the influence of social origin on access to higher education declined for both men and women in different historical periods. Recent data show that women’s educational participation is less dependent on social origin than men’s. This finding partially explains why more women than men now obtain higher education.

  • Issue Year: 42/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 146-174
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Bulgarian