The study analyses men and women's chances in higher education, narrowing the question to material, cultural and social capital. According to the authors' hypothesis, since on the basis of the data of a number of studies, fewer men reach higher education (they study in institutions of second and semi-third degree), they have to prove and present more in order to enter higher education, and it seems that they are in a disadvantageous situation in comparison with women. Those men who enter University or College, will have bigger home-based cultural resources and material capital, and their social relations will be characterized by strong and tight ties, which they can successfully increase during their further studies, in other words, they need the mobilization of more resources than women. In the present study the authors make an attempt in order to check this hypothesis.
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