Polarization During Institutional Decline: Variation in Educational Attainment in Post-Soviet Central Asia in 1991–2006

Christopher M. Whitsel, Barbara Junisbai, Azamat Junisbai

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Abstract

This article investigates the contours of inequality in the context of institutional decline and polarization in educational attainment. Using household survey data collected in 2005–2006 by UNICEF, we conduct synthetic cohort analyses estimating the likelihood of transitioning to secondary and higher education for men and women; urban and rural residents; poor and wealthy; and ethnic majority and minority citizens. Overall, gender and ethnic differences appear to contribute most to the polarization, although poverty and rural residence play a role in some contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-211
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Education
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 3 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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