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Family background and women’s participation in higher education in Korea

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  • Family background and women’s participation in higher education in Korea
  • Chang, Sang-soo
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Title Family background and women’s participation in higher education in Korea
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Author(English)

Chang, Sang-soo

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[Seoul]:Korean Social Science Research Council

Date 2007
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Social Science Journal:vol. 34(no. 1)
Pages 37
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Social Development < Gender
Holding Korean Social Science Research Council

Abstract

Prior research on educational attainment has revealed that (1) class differentials have either been stable or fluctuated over time in most countries, (2) gender differentials have steadily declined in advanced countries. This paper examines the changes of gender differentials and of class differentials among women in higher education in Korea. It found that while gender differentials have steadily decreased during the past decades, class differentials among women have increased over time. This is not fully explained by the existing several hypotheses. This paper suggests that several factors such as the saturation of secondary education and the rise of family income should be considered to properly explain the change of women’s educational inequality in Korea.