This paper examines changes in the chance inequalities in higher education in the period 2002-14. This is done by looking at 25-year-olds from the lowest social classes and then what their chances are of having completed or be enrolled in higher education, compared to 25-year-old from the higher social classes. The study shows that there is still a chance inequality for the lowest social classes and that the chance inequality has been increasing from 2002 up to 2014, especially in relation to the highest social classes. This is the case despite the fact that the lowest social classes have been quicker to complete higher education. This shows an increasing antagonism between the classes, which might be a reflection of a change of power between classes in society generally. There are many partial causal explanations for the increased chance inequality. If one focuses on the universities, then it is possible that the combination of cuts and political reforms designed to get students more quickly through their higher education, hits young people from the lowest social classes hardest. This could indicate that students from higher social classes are more adaptable in relation to changing conditions in the universities.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||22 jan. 2016|
|Vejledere||Torben Bech Dyrberg|
- Chance ineqyalities