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Lucas S.;Byrne D.
2017
January
American Behavioral Scientist
Seven Principles for Assessing Effectively Maintained Inequality
Published
6 ()
Optional Fields
distractive control variables EMI bounds qualitative inequality salient standardization theoretically focal persons
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© 2016, © 2016 SAGE Publications. 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.
0002-7642
10.1177/0002764216682990
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