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THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: CAN IT BE A MODEL FOR EUROPE?

Patricia Maloney and Karl Ulrich Mayer

in United in Diversity?: Comparing Social Models in Europe and America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376630
eISBN:
9780199865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376630.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter is organized as follows. The first section gives a stylized description of the elementary and secondary education systems as they map onto the life course in childhood and early ... More


Child Labour, Education, and Saving

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Parental decisions regarding the allocation between school and work of the time of school-age children, and about the accumulation of human capital and conventional assets, are crucially affected by ... More


Education, Employment, and Unemployment

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Examines the fields of education, employment, and unemployment. It starts from the social indicators on low education, joblessness, long‐term unemployment and regional disparities proposed by the ... More


Education for Stability

Dana Burde

in Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the conflict between education interventions and stabilization operations in Afghanistan. When stabilization operations are deployed, uneven or unequal access to education is ... More


La Nueva Generation: Identity and Belonging

Hannah Gill

in The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina, Revised and Expanded Second Edition: New Roots in the Old North State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646411
eISBN:
9781469646435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646411.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 5 highlights the stories of Latino youth—immigrant and U.S.-born—growing up in North Carolina. It considers the multigenerational process of incorporation into U.S. society that consists of ... More


Applications

Joseph Fishkin

in Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812141
eISBN:
9780199395576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812141.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates that opportunity pluralism can help us see new dimensions of and identify new proposals to ameliorate three especially difficult contemporary egalitarian policy problems. ... More


Common challenges, lessons for policy

Kitty Stewart, Ludovica Gambaro, Jane Waldfogel, and Jill Rutter

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter draw together the evidence from our eight country case studies to examine how different countries have best addressed the common challenge of the “childcare triangle” – ensuring that ... More


Conclusion: Education as Hope

Dana Burde

in Schools for Conflict or for Peace in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169288
eISBN:
9780231537513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169288.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This concluding chapter reiterates the key points that can be deduced from rest of the chapters in this book. Firstly, is the importance of education to humanitarian action; secondly, is the ... More


Demographics of Education Levels and Type of Education

Abusaleh Shariff

in Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights: Post-Sachar Committee Scenario

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461158
eISBN:
9780199086788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461158.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Opening the book’s first section, ‘Education, Employment, Economy and Human Development’, Chapter 2 examines data on access to education. The discussion includes an analysis of longitudinal data on ... More


Disability and the Private Sector

Jayna Kothari

in The Future of Disability Law in India: A Critical Analysis of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077626
eISBN:
9780199080960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077626.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter deals with disability issue in the private sector which has been completely left out of the purview of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act in India. It analyses the horizontal ... More


An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, and Jane Waldfogel (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Providing early education and care (ECEC) which is both equitable and high quality is a challenge all governments are confronting. This comparative volume seeks both to broaden and to deepen our ... More


Early education and care in Australia: Equity in a mixed market-based system?

Deborah Brennan and Marianne Fenech

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in Australia. It describes current national initiatives include an ... More


Delivering high-quality early childhood education and care to low-income children: How well is the US doing?

Katherine Magnuson and Jane Waldfogel

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the US. It describes the split in responsibilities between ... More


Higher education, between conservatism and permanent reform

Gabriele Ballarino

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes and discusses the main features of the Italian Higher Education System (henceforth HES) as a part of the welfare state. First, its main features are described: relatively low ... More


Racism and Its Masks in Brazil: On Racism and the Idea of Harmony

GISLENE APARECIDA DOS SANTOS

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines racism and the idea of harmony in Brazil. The findings reveal that the idea of Brazilian race mixture and of harmonious relations among all of its people is very powerful and ... More


Equal access to high-quality childcare in the Netherlands

Yusuf Emre Akgündüz and Janneke Plantenga

in An equal start?: Providing quality early education and care for disadvantaged children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310518
eISBN:
9781447310549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310518.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines the extent to which disadvantaged children are able to access high quality early childhood education and care in the Netherlands, where ECEC services are strongly divided by ... More


Between Economic Growth and Social Justice: Different Inequality Dynamics in the Baltic States

Jaan Masso, Kerly Espenberg, Anu Masso, Inta Mieriņa, and Kaia Philips

in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687428
eISBN:
9780191767142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687428.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Developments in income inequality in the Baltic States have been greatly influenced by the enormous social and economic changes occurring during transition to market economy and the dynamic ... More


Roles Beyond Faculty in Academia

Luciano Berardi and Lindsey T. Back

in Diverse Careers in Community Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190457938
eISBN:
9780190457945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457938.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Community psychologists may find an appealing career in higher education administration due to the societal importance of higher education, inequalities in access and graduation gap of ... More


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