CGHE Seminar 86

Inequalities in social and economic conditions of student life in Europe

  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 12:30 - 14:00
  • Committee Room 1, UCL Institute of Education
  • Kristina Hauschildt, Eurostudent

EUROSTUDENT data provide a comprehensive, comparative overview of students’ social and economic conditions in 28 countries of the European Higher Education Area.

Covering all aspects of the student life cycle from entry into higher education to an assessment of employment prospects, the project findings highlight the diversity of student populations across Europe, e.g. with regard to students’ age, and their family and living situation.

In spite of clear differences across countries, similar patterns are found in most, if not all, countries when it comes to students without a higher education background. In comparison to their peers with academic parents, their living and study conditions are different in many regards.

The presentation will discuss the findings of the latest EUROSTUDENT report, highlighting key characteristics that differentiate Europe’s students, but also drawing attention to the patterns of inequality that are found across the different educational systems.

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Kristina Hauschildt

Kristina Hauschildt

Since joining the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Kristina’s work has focused on the evaluation of policy and practice in higher education, covering a wide range of topics from student dropout to the impact of student fees on the quality of higher education provision, often with an international component. She is now project coordinator of the EUROSTUDENT network, which collates data on the social and economic conditions of higher education in 28 countries. She is interested in comparative higher education research and topics relevant to the social dimension of higher education. Her background is in work and organisational psychology.

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