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ERIC Number: EJ1018331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Rural Disadvantage in Georgian Higher Education Admissions: A Mixed-Methods Study
Chankseliani, Maia
Comparative Education Review, v57 n3 p424-456 Aug 2013
The study investigates the chances of gaining admission to Georgian higher education in relation to residential origin. The analysis of broad trends is combined with details from an in-depth individual-level inquiry. Qualitative data on the entire population of 150,000 applicants over the period 2005-9, together with interview data from a purposive sample of families and policy makers, are examined. Findings indicate that urban applicants, consistently score higher on university entrance exams compared to rural applicants, and their odds of gaining university admission are 1.22 times higher. Among those with the same measured aptitude, rural applicants are 12 times more likely to apply to one of the least prestigious higher education institutions than are applicants from urban areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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