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Family Background and University Success—What are the Issues?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets the scene for the book. It describes the size of the family background gaps in entry to any university in England and to high status universities, before showing how these gaps have ... More


Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book analyses why far fewer teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds go to university than do young people from better-off families, and how success after entering higher education also varies ... More


What is the Role of Prior Attainment?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 5 addresses the predominant driver of the large socio-economic differences in entry to higher education in England, whether to any university or to high status universities: attainment during ... More


When and How to Intervene to Increase University Attendance?

Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

in Family Background and University Success: Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199689132
eISBN:
9780191768194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 6 considers when it might be best to intervene to try to increase the attainment of poor students, and hence to close the family background gap in university attendance. It assesses the age ... More


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