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The 16-19 Bursary Fund: impact report

Dearden, L; Britton, J; (2015) The 16-19 Bursary Fund: impact report. Department for Education: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) was a cash transfer worth up to £1,200 per year, paid to 16- to 19-year-olds from low-income households conditional on post-compulsory education participation. The EMA was intended to help achieve the government’s priority of closing the gap in attainment between those from poorer and more affluent backgrounds, and ensuring 16- to 19-year-olds participate in and benefit from a place in education or training. It was introduced in 2004 and was found to be reasonably successful in raising participation amongst those eligible for the award; Dearden et al. (2009) estimate that the EMA increased Year 12 participation by 4.5 percentage points amongst this group.

Type: Report
Title: The 16-19 Bursary Fund: impact report
ISBN-13: 978-1-78105-456-7
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/
Language: English
Additional information: © Crown copyright. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated.
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 - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475811
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