ESRI Research Bulletin

Higher Education Selection: Implications for Social Inequality

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January 13, 2016
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This paper examines the relative importance of choice and attainment in exam grades in explaining social inequalities in access to higher education in Ireland and Scotland over the period 1987 to 2005.