Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Parental separation and educational inequality: any evidence for growing disadvantage...

Lewis Anderson, Christiaan Monden and Erzsebet Bukodi, University of Oxford

(Proect no. 2000266 / 1015498)

Children whose parents separate tend to attain a lower level of education than those whose parents remain together. It has been suggested that increasing separation among lower-educated parents, coupled with the educational disadvantage this may bring, is a mechanism generating educational inequality. We wish to test this hypothesis to better understand the roots of inequality of educational opportunity, and strengthen the evidence base for policy.