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Family Background and University SuccessDifferences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England$
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Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199689132

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689132.001.0001

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When and How to Intervene to Increase University Attendance?

When and How to Intervene to Increase University Attendance?

(p.89) 6 When and How to Intervene to Increase University Attendance?
Family Background and University Success

Claire Crawford

Lorraine Dearden

John Micklewright

Anna Vignoles

Oxford University Press

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 at which socio-economic differences in attainment emerge, finding that changes in attainment between age 11 and age 16 are fundamental to explaining why some young people are more likely to go to university than others. This suggests that early secondary school is a crucial time to intervene to raise the attainment of poor students and hence to close the socio-economic gaps in university participation. The chapter also investigates the role of schools in raising attainment and assesses whether there is a shortfall in expectations of going to university among teenage children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Keywords:   Prior attainment, schools, expectations, university entry, disadvantaged children, widening participation

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