Education and Social Stratification publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and other outputs from the Education and Social Stratification research strand by year of publication. You can also find media coverage related this research here. 2018 Journal article: Fields of Study: Horizontal or Vertical Differentiation within Higher Education Sectors? Authors: Cristina Iannelli, Adam Gamoran and

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Crime and Victimisation publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and other outputs from the Crime and Victimisation research programme by year of publication. 2018 Submission of evidence to Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill Author: Professor Susan McVie Date: 6th September 2018   Has policing

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Urban Segregation and Inequality publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and data maps by year of publication. You can also view media coverage related to the Urban Segregation and Inequality research here.  2018 Journal article: Homophily horizons and ethnic mover flows among homeowners in Scotland  Authors: Jessie Bakens and Gwilym Pryce Journal: Housing Studies Date:

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AQMeN research briefing 6: Degrees of difference: Social inequalities in graduates’ job opportunities in the UK and Germany – Markus Klein and Cristina Iannelli

Cristina Iannelli and Markus Klein summarise their recent research on the possible factors behind the persistence of unequal labour market outcomes among higher education graduates. In their research, they compared the UK and Germany to examine the role that national institutional systems have in shaping the transition from higher education to the labour market. Key points Graduates from advantaged family

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Local differences in the crime drop: are there winners and losers?

AQMeN research briefing 3 reports on a preliminary investigation of local differences during the drop in crime in the Greater Glasgow area between 2004 and 2010/11. In recent years, a crime drop has been identified in the United States and across much of Europe. A similar trajectory of falling crime has also been identified in Scotland. Typically, attention has focused

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Where have all the young offenders gone?

In this research briefing paper, AQMeN doctoral student Ben Matthews explores why the crime drop that has happened in Scotland since the early 1990s is not evenly distributed among offenders. There has been a substantial decline in the rate of convictions of people aged 25 or under, in particular young men, whereas, by contrast, rates of convictions for people over

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Subject choice and inequalities in access to Higher Education: Comparing Scotland and Ireland

AQMeN research briefing 7. Cristina Iannelli and Markus Klein summarise their recent study which compares the Scottish and Irish education systems. This research analyses the association between school curricula, examination results and university entrance requirements and social inequalities in Higher Education. Key points: • There are significant social inequalities in access to Higher Education in Scotland and Ireland. However, the

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Why education matters for democracy

AQMeN Research Briefing 11 – Why education matters for democracy – looks at the connection between an individual’s education and their likelihood of participating in democracy. Key points: Education is the basis of democracy. People need skills and knowledge to be able to take part in civic life and to debate big political issues with each other. There are now

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Urban Segregation and Inequality outputs

Researchers from the USI programme of research have produced a diverse range of outputs, including data maps, briefings and 3D models. AQMeN briefing papers to date are listed here: Poverty in suburbia: has Glasgow gone the way of American cities? – November 2014 Religious segregation in Belfast: detecting real change in patterns of population movement – October 2015 Impact Case

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Beyond access to HE: Widening Access initiatives and student retention in Scotland

Widening access to Higher Education continues to be highly topical in Scotland, as underlined by the establishment of the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access in June 2015. As well as promoting equality of access to Higher Education, a key feature of the Widening Participation (WP) strategy is the focus on maximising student retention due to non-completion having adverse personal

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