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12:30 - 14:00 7 January 2016

Higher education participation and macro-economic fluctuations


Room 642 | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Vincent Carpentier, Reader in History of Education, CGHE, UCL Institute of Education

The 2008 crisis has reactivated crucial debates about the impact of, and the tensions between, the creation and redistribution of wealth. Those issues are important for evaluating the process of higher education's expansion and its democratisation. During this seminar, Dr Vincent Carpentier will present initial findings from his CGHE research study which aims to bridge those debates by exploring the following research questions: • What factors structure the historical relationship between economic fluctuations, inequality/equality, and higher education participation? • Under what socioeconomic conditions does growth or contraction in higher education take place? Can we identify similar and different relationships across countries? • Do socioeconomic fluctuations affect the relationship between the dynamic of expansion and the process of stratification of higher education systems, and vice-versa?


Carolyn Gallup
+44 (0)20 7612 6761 | c.gallup@ioe.ac.uk