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Students-as-insurers: rethinking 'risk' for disadvantaged young people considering higher education in England

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The conventional view since the early 2000s has been that participation in higher education (HE) is a risky pathway for disadvantaged young people in England; the social risk of entering an alien environment combines with the financial risk of rising costs and questionable long-term returns. This riskiness has been constructed as a major barrier to participation. However, national administrative data cast doubt on whether this analysis still holds true. Despite significant rises in tuition fe...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/13676261.2018.1535174

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6554-4856
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Journal of Youth Studies More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
6
Pages:
752-771
Publication date:
2018-10-17
Acceptance date:
2018-10-08
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EISSN:
1469-9680
ISSN:
1367-6261
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
946229
Local pid:
pubs:946229
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2020-10-15

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