Higher Education

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 199–216

Improvements in equity in the participation of young people in higher education in Australia during the 1980s

  • Peter G. Carpenter
  • Martin Hayden
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01406952

Cite this article as:
Carpenter, P.G. & Hayden, M. High Educ (1993) 26: 199. doi:10.1007/BF01406952
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Abstract

This paper addresses the question of the extent to which there were improvements in equity in the patterns of participation of young people in higher education in Australia during the 1980s. Data from theYouth in Transition longitudinal surveys of Australian youth are used to assess the effectiveness of the Labor Government's equity initiatives since 1983 in this area. The conclusion is that participation by young people in higher education in Australia did generally become more equitable under Labor during the 1980s, though differences in higher education participation rates persisted between certain sub-groups of the population.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter G. Carpenter
    • 1
  • Martin Hayden
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyAustralian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Academic Development UnitLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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