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Argentinian students force university reforms, 1918

Time period
December, 1917 to October, 1918
Economic Justice
Total points
10 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Susana Medeiros, 15/10/2012

Increased prosperity and the expansion of electoral rights at the turn of the century in Argentina precipitated significant growth in the middle class, a population shift with the majority now living in urban centers, and broader enrollment in universities, as newly prosperous families were able to send their children into higher education.  The universal suffrage law of 1912 (granted to men over 18) was first applied in 1916, when Hipolito Yrigoyen of the Radical Party was elected with support from the middle and working class.