Who chooses private schooling in Britain and why?

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Through their social exclusivity, private schools are held to have contributed negatively to social mobility among older generations educated in the 20th century. But with huge fee rises, increased income inequality, increased wealth-income ratios, fluctuating public and private means-tested support for fees, and a greater emphasis in public policy on school choice, there may have been changes in the distribution of participation in private schooling. This paper studies whether there has been a notable evolution over recent decades in the social and economic composition of the children...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Participation; Equity; Outcomes

Keywords: Private school; Private education; Cost; Fees; Social mobility; History; Decision making; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, 2017

Physical description: 42 p.

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Series: LLAKES research paper; no. 62

ISSN: 2042-5929

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 131.470

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