Dataset published: Regional crime trends, local authority and community safety partnership crime trends data for Scotland, England and Wales: violence and burglary

AQMeN Research Associate Dr Ellie Bates has published this dataset which provides police recorded crime counts and related resident population estimates for all violence and burglary (housebreaking in Scotland) (data on burglary and violence is provided separately) for the financial years 2004-5 to 2015-16. This is a longitudinal data set with data aggregated by year to financial years (1st April

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Evidence submission to the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access – 2015/16

The 2015 Scottish Government Programme for Government sets out the vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland. Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of accessing higher education as a child born in one of

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Education, civic values and civic participation

This project explores the relationship between education and civic values and behaviour among adults and teenagers in Britain, Ireland and other European countries. Education, social attitudes and social participation among adults in Britain A stable finding of research on civic participation is the correlation between overall educational attainment and various attributes that are relevant to democracy, such as propensity to

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The changing nature of crime in Scotland

November 2014 Crime in Scotland has fallen dramatically. But not everywhere and not for everyone. What are the underlying trends? Although crime has fallen dramatically overall, some crime types have fallen far more dramatically than others and trends in less serious ‘offences’ differ remarkably from those of more serious ‘crimes’. Moreover, the profile of crime victims has shifted and there

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Social inequalities in higher education: why and how national institutional factors matter

November 2015 The question of how to widen access to higher education has been given unprecedented public prominence in Scotland following the launch of the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access in 2015, chaired by Dame Ruth Silver. We were very pleased that Dame Ruth opened this AQMeN event, which brought international comparative research on the role of institutional factors

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Journal article: The role of the school curriculum in social mobility

This paper focuses on the role of curricular content on social mobility, an issue largely neglected by social mobility studies. Using data from the National Child Development Study, the paper investigates the extent to which secondary school curricula account for social class differences in the chances of entering into the service class and avoiding a low-skilled occupation. The results show

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ESRI Research Bulletin – Higher education selection: implications for social inequality

This bulletin summarises the findings from: Cristina Iannelli, Emer Smyth and Markus Klein (2015), Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland, in the British Educational Research Journal. The briefing is available on-line.  Authors: Cristina Iannelli, Emer Smyth, Markus Klein Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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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. 2017 AQMeN Research briefing: Employment inequalities in Europe during the 2008 financial crisis Author: Dafni Dima Date: November 2017 Journal

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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 Has policing reform in Scotland led to a drop in the crime clear up rate? Author: Professor Susan McVie Date: 30th March 2018 Addendum to the six month review of

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