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dc.contributor.authorFerland, Christopher Robert
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:58:59Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:58:59Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.otherferland_christopher_r_201012_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ferland_christopher_r_201012_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26892
dc.description.abstractThe study examined college going in the University System of Georgia (USG) public higher education system longitudinally. The framework centers on a sociological stratification theory called Maximally Maintained Inequality (MMI), which states stratification will exist, even in times of expansion, until a saturation point is met by the controlling group. Investigating college going patterns using MMI over a 15 year period using a mixed linear model with variables related to academic preparation, demographics, and affordability, as identified from the literature, allowed for an analysis of patterns across time. Results revealed that, during the increased pressure from policymakers to improve access to higher education, the USG became more stratified in terms of demographic and academic preparation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCollege going, higher education access, Maximally Maintained Inequality, Sociology of Education, stratification
dc.titleA longitudinal investigation using Maximally Maintained Inequality in the Georgia public higher education system
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Higher Education
dc.description.majorHigher Education
dc.description.advisorScott L. Thomas
dc.description.committeeScott L. Thomas
dc.description.committeeKaren Webber
dc.description.committeeLibby V. Morris
dc.description.committeeChristopher C. Morphew


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