ERIC Number: ED109279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-9
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School Inequality and the Welfare State.
Owen, John D.
This book begins with an examination of school inequality in the United States. The discussion focuses successively on the issues of: the paradox of unequal schools in a welfare state, the distribution of educational resources in American cities: some new empirical evidence, inequalities in the allocation of educational resources among cities and states, and economic and racial barriers to higher education in the United States. The next part of the book, which takes up the welfare state demand for a less unequal policy, discusses: the private demand for schooling, pressure for continuing inequality, the economic benefits of lower-class education in the welfare state, the political benefits of lower-class education in a welfare state democracy, and educational reform as a redistributive tool. The focus is then shifted to assessing the prospects for change, specifically relating to organized group opposition, the political economy of educational reform, the question of has schooling inequality been increasing, and some suggestions for getting on with reform. Five appendices are included, discussing teacher and pupil segregation measures, the statistical estimation of teacher salary and quality, optimum college scholarships policy under a fixed college student subsidy constraint, economic growth criteria for a Poverty Reducing Educational Policy (PREP), and the employers' objective interest in a PREP. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Inequalities, Poverty, Resource Allocation, School Role, Surveys, Urban Education
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.
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