24 février 2017

Conquering utopia anew – Income inequality in Sweden

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Equality, a long-standing hallmark of Swedish society, carries multiple benefits in terms of economic performance, trust, opportunity and well-being. Income inequality is relatively low in Sweden compared to the OECD average, but a rapid rise from the 1990s calls for new efforts to redefine and re-conquer equality once again. Chapter one in the new Economic Survey is dedicated to understanding and addressing the rise of inequality in Sweden. More...

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Mind the Gap: Inequality in education

Education & Skills Today"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … we had everything before us, we had nothing before us "...
Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859. Almost two centuries later, his words remind us of what a very serious challenge inequity is. More...

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Social inequalities in education are not set in stone

Education & Skills TodayMost people see social inequities in education as stubbornly persistent. Children of wealthy and highly educated parents tend to do better in school than children from less-privileged families. Even though historic progress has been made in providing schooling that is universal and free-of-charge, disparities in families’ capacity to support their children (including by getting them into good schools) continue to translate into differences in children’s achievements. More...

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Back to the 80s: Projections for living standards and inequality in the UK

The UK economy has, in many respects, performed well recently. Last week it was revealed that GDP grew by 2 per cent in 2016, above the OECD average, and higher than forecasters expected when the country voted to leave the European Union. More...

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19 février 2017

Scottish higher education should be for all, not the gilded few

The Guardian homeBy. The gap between rich and poor children gaining university places is growing despite free tuition, showing that the privilege of wealth is stronger than ever. More...

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30 janvier 2017

Inequality in Denmark through the looking glass

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Although Denmark is one of the least unequal countries in the world, it has like many other OECD countries experienced a rise in income inequality. But by exactly how much has the Gini coefficient risen over the last decades. More...

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29 janvier 2017

Call for participants: summer school in St. Petersburg – “Higher education and social inequality”

By Hedda. The Institute of Education at National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow), China Institute for Educational Finance Research and Graduate School of Education at Peking University invite earlier career researchers and doctoral students to apply to the upcoming 5th International Summer School on higher education research that takes place June 10-16, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The theme of this year is “Higher education and social inequality”. See more...

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28 janvier 2017

Rich students go to graduate school to get richer

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. More Americans are pursuing graduate degrees, but students from wealthier backgrounds are most likely to earn the degrees that pay the most, a new report published by the Urban Institute shows. More...

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27 janvier 2017

Universities must do more to tackle the unfair, elitist admissions system

The Guardian homeByDean Machin. A new scheme aims to select students for their potential, not their grades. Why is this such a controversial idea. More...

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26 janvier 2017

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%
Larry Elliott, The Guardian, 2017/01/16

This is a placeholder for when I need to respond to arguments like "we can't afford free tuition" or "OERs must be sustainable". More...

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