Widened Participation and Unequal Access to the System of Higher Education in Denmark: What drives this double pattern?

Martin D. Munk, Jens Peter Thomsen

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Abstrakt

This paper deals with access to Higher Education (HE), more specifically with social differentiation within Danish university field of studies and institutions. We use Danish register data and investigate choice of field of study and choice of university institution while controlling for a range of student background variables. Theoretically we draw on notions of forms of capital and of channelling, diversion and effectively maintained inequality in the educational system. We find that it is important to differentiate not only between fields of studies, but also between university institutions, in explaining the processes of inequality and differentiation in the Danish University system. Here two dimensions are important: the university institutions degree of social selectivity and whether it is has a ‘classic’ university profile (liberal arts) or a more ‘modern’ applied-oriented profile.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato8 jul. 2011
StatusUdgivet - 8 jul. 2011
BegivenhedFair Admissions Conference: The evidence base for fair admissions: can we achieve excellence and social justice? - The University of Manchester, Manchester, Storbritannien
Varighed: 7 jul. 20118 jul. 2011

Konference

KonferenceFair Admissions Conference
LokationThe University of Manchester
LandStorbritannien
ByManchester
Periode07/07/201108/07/2011

Bibliografisk note

Presented at the Fair Admissions Conference in Manchester: The evidence base for fair admissions: can we achieve excellence and social justice? July 7-8, 2011 også præsenteret på the 25th Nordic Sociological Association Conference, August 5-7, 2011.

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