Equity and Professional Mobility in Higher Education and Some Questions Concerning the EHEA from the Catalan Experience

Sandra Fachelli, Jordi Planas

Abstract


This article deals with the equal opportunities and professional mobility of Catalan university students in the first decade of the XXI century. The data presented demonstrate that there is a high level of equity and intergenerational professional mobility between graduates and their parents. Using these results, and the factors that have rendered them possible, the text raises questions about whether the progressive incorporation of Spanish universities into the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) can result in a greater differentiation between universities, leading to a decrease in the equity of the university system and a more selective occupational mobility.


Keywords


higher education, equity, intergenerational professional mobility.

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