Socio-economic inequality and academic match among post-compulsory education participants

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Author: Maragkou, Konstantina


The study investigates the impact of socioeconomic background on the academic match of students in post-compulsory upper-secondary education making use of detailed individual-level linked administrative data from schools, colleges and tax authorities in England. Academic match occurs when student quality matches the quality of the qualification that they take and is measured using a continuous variable which defines undermatched, matched and overmatched students based on the distance between each student's prior attainment in age 16 high-stake examinations and the median prior attainment...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Participation; Outcomes; Equity

Keywords: Postcompulsory education; Attainment; Aspirations; Social mobility; Socioeconomic background; Educationally disadvantaged; Return on education and training; Statistical analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Vocational Educational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019

Physical description: 40 p.

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Series: CVER discussion paper series; no. 023

ISSN: 2398-7553

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 138.191

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