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The social gap in higher education: new evidence from sibling data

26 February 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Unequal ladders

In this seminar, Professor Iannelli will present new evidence on the overall effect of family origin on young people’s chances of obtaining a higher education qualification.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Bozena Wielgoszewska

Location

G02
UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
55-59 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0NU

Higher education is one of the main routes through which people can escape from the disadvantage they are born into and climb the social ladder. However, despite decades of expansion and many widening access initiatives, social inequalities in higher education remain stark. 

Using new linked sibling data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study, Professor Iannelli will present new evidence on the overall effect of family origin on young people’s chances of obtaining a higher education qualification. She will also look at the relative importance of different family characteristics for these chances.

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About the Speaker

Cristina Iannelli

Professor of Education and Social Stratification at The University of Edinburgh

Professor Cristina Iannelli is the Co-director of the ‘Understanding Inequalities’ project at the Moray House School of Education and Sport.

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