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How well can we predict educational outcomes? Examining the roles of cognitive ability and social position in educational attainment

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Social inequalities in UK educational outcomes continue to persist despite improvements in recent years. However, studies that examine these inequalities fail to account for differences in prior cognitive ability. We seek to determine the influence of cognitive ability on educational outcomes and the extent of socio-economic disparities in education across a wide range of indicators while accounting for cognitive ability. Social inequalities exist whereby children from disadvantaged backgroun...

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10.1080/21582041.2016.1138502

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Wellcome Trust
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102215/2/13/2
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
Journal:
Contemporary Social Science More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-02-23
Acceptance date:
2016-01-03
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2158-205X
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2158-2041
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pubs:605740
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uuid:6bf3bc01-f6b4-4193-8f0a-7b6d6ee68edd
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605740
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2016-02-23

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