The limits of the spreading of education

Rafael Gobernado Arribas


The model of educational social change worked out in this paper consists of three stages and follows the characteristic guidelines of any process of spreading. This change is driven by the interest in obtaining higher income and prestige in exchange to a higher rate of schooling. At present, and according to such a model, Spain is between the second and third stages and will reach the third as soon as the arrithmetic means of income and prestige of the different educational levels are the same.

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