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Article: All PhDs are equal but.... Institutional and social stratification in access to the doctorate. / Pásztor, Adél; Wakeling, Paul Brian James.

In: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol. 39, No. 7, 25.10.2018, p. 982-997.

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Pásztor, A & Wakeling, PBJ 2018, 'Article: All PhDs are equal but.... Institutional and social stratification in access to the doctorate', British Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 982-997.

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Pásztor, A., & Wakeling, P. B. J. (2018). Article: All PhDs are equal but.... Institutional and social stratification in access to the doctorate. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39(7), 982-997.

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Pásztor A, Wakeling PBJ. Article: All PhDs are equal but.... Institutional and social stratification in access to the doctorate. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2018 Oct 25;39(7):982-997.

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Pásztor, Adél ; Wakeling, Paul Brian James. / Article: All PhDs are equal but.... Institutional and social stratification in access to the doctorate. In: British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2018 ; Vol. 39, No. 7. pp. 982-997.

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