'Sense of place' and college placement

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Author: Getz, Shlomo; Lev Ari, Lilach


It is generally assumed that young people with lower socioeconomic status (SES) face restricted access to higher education institutions, and particularly to those which are considered to be more prestigious. Differences in student placement in higher education institutions by place of residence are usually explained by their SES. We argue that place of residence is not only a geographical attribute, but also a social factor that influences self-identity and plays a significant role in student placement regardless of their SES. The study was conducted in Israel among first year...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Equity; Students; Demographics; Youth

Keywords: College; Social aspects; Access to education and training; Perception; Socioeconomic background

Geographic subjects: Middle East; Israel

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 74

Journal number: 6

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 933-948

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Shlomo Getz, Lilach lev-Ari

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.125

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