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Student Lives in CrisisDeepening Inequality in Times of Austerity$
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Lorenza Antonucci

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318231

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318231.001.0001

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Social consequences of mass access in Europe

Social consequences of mass access in Europe

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(p.17) One Social consequences of mass access in Europe
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Student Lives in Crisis
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Lorenza Antonucci

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447318231.003.0002

The chapter discusses the causes and consequences of having 50% of the current European youth cohort in university. The chapter discusses the paradox behind the democratisation of higher education, which has not addressed pre-existing inequalities. While European policies have focussed on access and destination, the chapter stresses the importance of focussing on the politics of living in university. The mass expansion of higher education has resulted in a protraction of the phase of young adulthood. In this context, it is crucial to look at young people in university as individuals who live a protracted phase of semi-dependence.

Keywords:   higher education, mass expansion, young adulthood, semi-dependence, inequalities

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