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BARBOSA, Maria Ligia de Oliveira  and  SANTOS, Clarissa Tagliari. The social permeability of the careers on higher education. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.63, pp.535-554. ISSN 0103-4979.

This article propose the analyses the differences between courses belonging to three areas of knowledge (biological, exact and human sciences) as theirs capability to offer greater equality of opportunities at the moment of expansion and diversification in Brazilian higher education. The study was conducted from micro-data of the National Exam of students Performance (ENADE), combining the general marks of the exam the answers of the socio-economical questionnaire of the students, in such a way to evaluate the association between under graduate student's grants and the performance and the staying in different courses. At the same time that the results confirm the differences between fields of knowledge it also indicates the importance of those tools of financing expenses for the conclusion of the course. It was verified that different significant in each course in relation to the performance associated to each type of scholarship and financing.

Keywords : higher eduction; fields of knowledge; equality of opportunities; financing and scholarship.

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