Social mobility at the top and the higher education system
Elise Brezis () and
Joel Hellier ()
European Journal of Political Economy, 2018, vol. 52, issue C, 36-54
This paper relates social mobility and social stratification to the structure of higher education. We develop an intergenerational model which shows that a two-tier higher education characterised by a division between elite and standard universities can be a key factor in generating permanent social stratification, social immobility and self-reproduction of the ‘elite’. In our approach, low mobility at the top is essentially explained by the differences in quality and in selection between elite and standard universities.
Keywords: Elite; Higher Education; Intergenerational mobility; Social stratification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J62 O15 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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