Maximally maintained inequality: expansion, reform, and opportunity in Irish education, 1921-75

@inproceedings{Raftery1993MaximallyMI,
  title={Maximally maintained inequality: expansion, reform, and opportunity in Irish education, 1921-75},
  author={Adrian E. Raftery and Michael Hout},
  year={1993}
}
Secondary education in Ireland has expanded steadily in the 20th century, with a big surge in the late 1960s. The AA. analyze the changes in the effect of social origin on educational transitions for the 1908-56 birth cohorts. Results show that overall class differences in educational attainment declined, but class barriers were not removed ; they simply became less consequential because the educational system expanded to the point where it could afford to be less selective. The results lead to… CONTINUE READING

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