Who Benefits From Higher Education?


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Is the probability of someone attending university dependant on a person’s social background? Does sex, social class, or ethnic background have any effect as well? These are all questions which both authors of this article, Neil Guppy and Bruce Arai have researched. The authors fully discuss: Differences By Sex in Higher Education; Differences By Social Economic Background; Ethnicity , and how all these factors have strong correlation’s with the inequalities of higher academic education.
The authors, laid out the material in a very clean and organized manner, and their research was well supported. They gathered statistics and data to support each one of their points mentioned above. ...

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verses Traditional Tight Nit Families. The author mentions class and socioeconomic factors, but I would strongly disagree. Demographics play a larger role resulting in inequality in post secondary schools. Finally, the authors failed to mention the youth psychology and attitude towards education, which is the root of the problem why we see such an unequal distribution of ethnic representation, gender, and various economic backgrounds in University or Colleges. After extensive research on this topic, I have prepared a critique which briefly describes the positive and negative aspects of this article and well as a few recommendations.
In the article written by, Neil Guppy and A. Bruce Arai, both authors research “” correlating the relationships of sex, social class, and ethnic backgrounds and their effects on post secondary enrollment.

First the authors discuss differences by sex in higher education. They show a graphical representation of the number of women and men who attained ...

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have influence on a general trend of success between students. The article compares the Anglicans against the Francophones and concludes that Anglophones average about 2.3 years of more education. This is a respectable finding, and is possibly the direct result of an English dominated international market. Historically, the French have been reluctant to adapt to the language and give up their own.

Although both authors provides hard data to backup their theories and finding, I personally would disagree with some of their points. I feel that their research was limited and inadequate to illustrate a whole perspective. In order to further this rich topic I feel that it is important to ...

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