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CANALES, Manuel; GUAJARDO, Fabián  and  ORELLANA, Víctor. The ordinary elite: From promises to disappointment in the post-secondary trajectory of young people from the new middle class. Ultima décad. [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.53, pp.78-102. ISSN 0718-2236.

The present article covers from a qualitative research strategy the trajectories of young students at the moment of graduating from secondary school, their entrance to higher education and the moment of professional insertion as subjective expressions of a new social sector emerging from working classes and made up from the opportunities opened by the market-based education in a new middle class. The objectives are, on the one hand, to characterize the way in which education has served as a guide for the intergenerational transition of these sectors; on the other hand, to get a closer look into the subjective dimension that links the education trajectory of young people with class formation, as a proposal for the understanding of this social sector.

Keywords : new middle classes; youth trajectories; higher education.

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