Education and Social Stratification in South Korea
South Korea is noted for hard-fought competition in university admission exams, which are widely believed to determine one's prospects and shape their takers' entire lives. Long after graduation, do admissions exams still influence social circumstances? In this book, Shin Arita validates this belief with vast amounts of sociological data. He traces the mechanisms that show the test's role in the formation of social strata.
University of Tokyo Press