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Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain

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Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain. / Wakeling, Paul; Savage, Mike.

In: The Sociological Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, 05.2015, p. 290-320.

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Wakeling, P & Savage, M 2015, 'Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain', The Sociological Review, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 290-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12284

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Wakeling, P., & Savage, M. (2015). Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain. The Sociological Review, 63(2), 290-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12284

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Wakeling P, Savage M. Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain. The Sociological Review. 2015 May;63(2):290-320. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12284

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Wakeling, Paul ; Savage, Mike. / Entry to elite positions and the stratification of higher education in Britain. In: The Sociological Review. 2015 ; Vol. 63, No. 2. pp. 290-320.

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