We are very delighted to announce that our new article Gerganov A., Ilieva-Trichkova P., & Boyadjieva P. Corruption-Driven Inequalities in Access to Adult Education. Adult Education Quarterly. November 2021. doi:10.1177/07417136211054517, SJR (0.52), Q2, which was prepared within the JustEdu project, is already published:

Corruption-Driven Inequalities in Access to Adult Education – Alexander Gerganov, Petya Ilieva-Trichkova, Pepka Boyadjieva, 2021 (sagepub.com)


The article aims to show that taking into account diverse characteristics of the wider social environment is indispensable for a better understanding of participation in adult education (PAE). It explores the association of corruption as a macro factor with PAE, arguing for an integrated approach to PAE. By using two indexes for corruption at country level Corruption Perception Index and the Index of Public Integrity—and micro-data for adults aged 25–64 from 29 European countries in the Adult Education Survey, 2016, as well as by applying random-effects logit models, this study has demonstrated that a country’s higher corruption level is associated with the lower probability of PAE. Our article also reveals that the relationships between individual-level variables such as gender, higher education, social background, and PAE are embedded in a wider social milieu, and corruption is an essential characteristic of that milieu which deepens some of the inequalities in PAE.