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Challenges to meritocracy? A study of the social mechanisms in student selection and attainment at the University of Oxford

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Educational transitions in the UK are related to social background characteristics such as social class and, to a lesser extent, ethnicity and gender. This thesis presents a case study of admission to the University of Oxford to understand why, conditional on application, admissions patterns into selective higher eduction in Britain show an advantage for already privileged strata of society. Specifically, net of attainment, the professional middle class, white, male and state school applicant...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2007
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:0e9cf555-a921-4134-baf4-ce7114795f36
Local pid:
ora:2355

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