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A note on subject choice at age 14 and socio-economic inequality in access to university

Anders, J; Henderson, M; Moulton, V; Sullivan, A; (2017) A note on subject choice at age 14 and socio-economic inequality in access to university. (CLS Working Paper 2017/10). Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Over the past twenty years governmental efforts to promote social mobility have included widening access to higher education as a major focus. This is in an attempt to give more individuals the opportunity to benefit from the economic returns to a university degree (Walker and Zhu, 2011). Despite this, there remains a significant level of socioeconomic inequality in access to universities (Anders, 2012a; Boliver, 2013; Chowdry et al., 2013). Much of this inequality is explained by, or emerges through, differences in prior attainment at age 16.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: A note on subject choice at age 14 and socio-economic inequality in access to university
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/working_papers/cls-working-p...
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Learning and Leadership > Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060091
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