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Contextualizing rationality: Mature student carers and higher education in England (2009)
Journal Article
Gonzalez-Arnal, S., & Kilkey, M. (2008). Contextualizing rationality: Mature student carers and higher education in England. Feminist economics, 15(1), 85-111. doi:10.1080/13545700802528323

In England, the Government has implemented policies to increase and diversify participation in higher education (HE). Changes in funding arrangements that shift the burden of paying for education from the state to individuals have also been introduce... Read More

The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care (2008)
Journal Article
Alsop, R., Gonzalez-Arnal, S., & Kilkey, M. (2008). The widening participation agenda: the marginal place of care. Gender and Education, 20(6), (623-637). doi:10.1080/09540250802215235. ISSN 0954-0253

This paper is based upon two empirical studies, which identify care-giving responsibilities as a key mediator of mature students' - a target group within the widening participation strategy - experiences of higher education. Employing a feminist lens... Read More