ERIC Number: EJ1153182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Vicious Circle: Effects of Race and Class on University Entrance in Brazil
Valente, Rubia R.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n6 p851-864 2017
Brazil has high levels of socio-economic inequality and an inequitable distribution of access to higher education. How much of this inequality is associated with race or class is an important question in light of the current debate over affirmative action and the suitability of race and social targeted policies. There are those who claim that racial disparities in the educational system are a result of students' social status and not a result of racism, while others believe race is an important factor that superposes the effect of class. This study uses national survey data from Brazil's "Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio" (National Secondary Education Exam [ENEM]) to examine the relationship between race and access to higher education of high school students between 2004 and 2008. The results document a vicious circle which connects the schooling of the young with their race, socio-economic status, and university attendance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Class, Social Bias, Access to Education, Equal Education, National Surveys, Correlation, High School Students, College Attendance, Student Characteristics, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Family Structure, Place of Residence, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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