Inequality of opportunity in tertiary education in Europe

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Author: Palmisano, Flaviana; Peragine, Vitorocco; Biagi, Federico


This report provides comparable estimates of inequality of opportunity for tertiary education for about 30 countries in Europe, exploiting the two European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) waves for which information on family background is available (2005 and 2011). It exploits the two point-in-time observations available for most of the countries and analyzes the relationship between many institutional dimensions and inequality of opportunity in tertiary education. Although inequality of opportunity in tertiary education varies a lot across countries, parental...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Equity

Keywords: Education and training system; Institutional role; Socioeconomic background; Access to education and training; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019

Physical description: 35 p.

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ISBN: 9789276145745 (pdf)

ISSN: 1831-9424 (pdf)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.249

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