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Petya Ilieva-Trichkova
Higher education in Bulgaria in a historical perspective: Dynamics of expansion and inequalities
Człowiek i Społeczeństwo, 2013
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The paper aims at exploring the inequalities in the access to higher education in Bulgaria in a historical perspective. It focuses on the question of how the distribution of opportunities in the access to higher education has been changing over time among diverse groups of the population. The main argument is that the expansion of higher education in Bulgaria before and especially after the collapse of socialism (1989) gives an opportunity to many people to be educated in higher education institutions, but it does not go hand in hand with the corresponding reducing of inequalities (and especially qualitative inequalities) in access to tertiary education. The paper utilizes data from the National Statistical Institute and from Gender and Generation Survey (2004) and uses descriptive statistics and logistic regression models for the data analysis. Overall, the study outlines a trend of persistence of qualitative inequalities. It also demonstrates the potential of bringing together two frameworks: one of an analysis of the routes of higher education expansion and other of the capability approach when studying inequalities in access to higher education in a dynamic perspective.

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@article{Ilieva-Trichkova2013a,
  author = {Petya Ilieva-Trichkova},
  title = {Higher education in Bulgaria in a historical perspective: Dynamics of expansion and inequalities},
  year = {2013},
  journal = {Człowiek i Społeczeństwo},
  volume = {XXXV},
  number = {1},
  pages = {237-253},
  note = {I can send the article as a pdf file},
  timestamp = {21.02.2014},
  abstract = {The paper aims at exploring the inequalities in the access to higher education in Bulgaria in a historical perspective. It focuses on the question of how the distribution of opportunities in the access to higher education has been changing over time among diverse groups of the population. The main argument is that the expansion of higher education in Bulgaria before and especially after the collapse of socialism (1989) gives an opportunity to many people to be educated in higher education institutions, but it does not go hand in hand with the corresponding reducing of inequalities (and especially qualitative inequalities) in access to tertiary education. The paper utilizes data from the National Statistical Institute and from Gender and Generation Survey (2004) and uses descriptive statistics and logistic regression models for the data analysis. Overall, the study outlines a trend of persistence of qualitative inequalities. It also demonstrates the potential of bringing together two frameworks: one of an analysis of the routes of higher education expansion and other of the capability
approach when studying inequalities in access to higher education in a dynamic perspective.}
}

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