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    Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality

    Byrne, Delma (2017) Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (1). pp. 132-160. ISSN 0002-7642

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    Effectively maintained inequality (EMI) was proposed as a general theory of inequality, but the theory flows from a decades-long tradition of studying social background effects on educational attainment. After an orienting discussion of several historic challenges of the study of social background effects on educational inequality, proposed and adopted solutions to those challenges, and subsequent critiques of those solutions, we offer and justify seven principles that, if followed, produce a solid assessment of EMI. After conveying the seventh principle, two illustrative ways in which EMI addresses historic challenges with studying inequality are conveyed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: qualitative inequality; theoretically focal persons; distractive control variables; EMI bounds; salient standardization;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 8555
    Identification Number: 0.1177/0002764216682990
    Depositing User: Delma Byrne
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 11:05
    Journal or Publication Title: American Behavioral Scientist
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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