Family Background and University Success
Differences in Higher Education Access and Outcomes in England
Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden, John Micklewright, and Anna Vignoles
Table of Contents
1:Family background and university success - what are the issues?
2:Why and how do governments fund higher education?
3:How is university teaching funded in England?
4:Have recent funding reforms widened the family background gaps?
5:What is the role of prior attainment?
6:When and how to intervene to increase university attendance?
7:Is getting pupils from poorer backgrounds through the doors enough?
8:Do socio-economic differences persist beyond university?
9:What do we conclude?