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Inclusion or Diversion in Higher Education in the Republic of Ireland?. ESRI WP304. June 2009

Byrne, Delma (2009) Inclusion or Diversion in Higher Education in the Republic of Ireland?. ESRI WP304. June 2009. [Working Paper]

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    In this paper I investigate the extent to which the Irish higher education system promotes inclusion or diversion in relation to social selectivity. In doing so, stratification processes are examined for two educational outcomes: inequality in the type of higher education institution attended (institutional differentiation) and the level of qualification pursued at higher education (qualification differentiation). The paper considers the individual and school level influences on these two educational outcomes and concludes that the Irish system is inclusive, but class disparities remain in terms of both institutional differentiation and qualification differentiation. Class disparities are largely mediated through educational attainment at the individual level and diversion is particularly evident in relation to the nonmanual and skilled manual groups. Furthermore, school effects have a particular influence on those who do not obtain their preference of higher education course.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > education policy/vocational training
    Countries > Ireland
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Alyssa McDonald
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2017 16:58
    Number of Pages: 27
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 16:58

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