Family Income and Educational Attainment : A Review of Approaches and Evidence for Britain

@inproceedings{Blanden2004FamilyIA,
  title={Family Income and Educational Attainment : A Review of Approaches and Evidence for Britain},
  author={Jo Blanden and Paul Gregg},
  year={2004}
}
It is widely recognised that, on average, children from poorer backgrounds have worse educational outcomes than their better off peers. There is less evidence on how this relationship has changed over time and, indeed, what exactly leads to these inequalities. In this paper we demonstrate that the correlation between family background (as measured by family income) and educational attainment has been rising between children born in the late 1950s and those born two decades later. The remainder… CONTINUE READING

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