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Education Systems and Inequalities: International Comparisons

Andreas Hadjar and Christiane Gross


Recent research has shown profound impacts of institutional settings of education systems on educational inequalities, i.e. systematic disadvantages and advantages in education being structured by characteristics like class, gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability and their intersections. The main education system characteristics which have been identified as driving forces are stratification (tracking), standardisation and vocational specificity. The text centres on questions of how and via which social factors and processes these characteristics of education systems produce inequalities – not only i ... More

Keywords: education systems, social inequality, educational inequalities, educational returns, stratification/streaming, standardisation, vocational specificity, class, gender, migration background

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326106
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Hadjar, editor
University of Luxembourg

Christiane Gross, editor
University of Hanover

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Introduction Education systems and inequalities

Andreas Hadjar and Christiane Gross

One Theorising the impact of education systems on inequalities

Christiane Gross, Heinz-Dieter Meyer and Andreas Hadjar

Three Education systems and intersectionality

Christiane Gross, Anja Gottburgsen and Ann Phoenix

Fourteen Health returns on education and educational systems

Johann Carstensen and Monika Jungbauer-Gans

Conclusions and summary

Christiane Gross and Andreas Hadjar

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