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ERIC Number: EJ889487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0038-0407
Diversification and Inequality in Higher Education: A Comparison of Israel and the United States
Ayalon, Hanna; Grodsky, Eric; Gamoran, Adam; Yogev, Abraham
Sociology of Education, v81 n3 p211-241 Jul 2008
This article explores how the structure of higher education in the United States and Israel mediates the relationship among race/ethnicity, social origins, and postsecondary outcomes. On the basis of differences in how the two systems of higher education have developed, the authors anticipated that inequality in college attendance will be greater in Israel, while inequality in the type of college or university one attends will be greater in the United States. They found that students in the United States are more likely to attend college than are their Israeli counterparts. Contrary to their expectations, however, inequality in the chances of attendance is similar across these nations, if not slightly greater in the United States. Inequality in the types of institutions that students attend appears greater in the United States, but the contours of ethnic inequality in college destinations are markedly different across these two contexts. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures, and 19 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 12; Grade 8; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States