New article by Katarzyna Kopycka, “Higher education expansion, system transformation and social inequality. Social origin effects on tertiary education attainment in Poland for birth cohorts 1960 to 1988” is now online and available in open access!
The author shows that fast expansion of higher education in Poland did not reduce the disadvantage of lower social strata in access to study opportunities. Disadvantaged students are also more commonly found in lower prestige study programs & institutions. Interestingly, though, the biggest winner in the early phase of expansion was the lower social service class.
The full text of the article is available here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-020-00562-x