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Brain power: the political economy of higher education

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This dissertation disputes conventional interpretations of the comparative political economy literature on higher education. In particular, I challenge the common assumption that access to higher education is structured by income. Instead, based on insights from the relevant psychology, sociology and economics literature, I argue that a child’s probability of entering higher education is predominantly a function of her abilities, and that her abilities are strongly related to her parents...

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SSD
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Politics & Int Relations
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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