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Children of the Revolution

Eric  Maurin,  Sandra  McNally,  June 2005
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New research by Eric Maurin and Sandra McNally reveals that France's short-lived 'revolution' of May 1968 had long-term benefits for the angry students - and later for their children. These findings have important implications for the debate about widening access to higher education.

CentrePiece 10 (2) Summer2005 pages: 16-19

More details on the research discussed here are in 'Vive la Révolution! Long Term Returns of 1968 to the Angry Students', CEE Discussion Paper No. 49