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Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality
Byrne, Delma
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.
Keyword(s): qualitative inequality; theoretically focal persons; distractive control variables; EMI bounds; salient standardization
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Byrne, Delma (2017) Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality. American Behavioral Scientist, 61 (1). pp. 132-160. ISSN 0002-7642
Publisher(s): SAGE Publications
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