The impact of social origin on graduates’ early occupational destinations – An Anglo-German comparison.

This journal article examines the impact of social origin on tertiary graduates’ labour market outcomes in Germany and the United Kingdom, two distinct countries in terms of higher education systems, labour market structures, and their linkages. Data from the 2005 REFLEX survey, OLS regression and linear probability models are used to analyse the effect of parental education on graduates’ occupational

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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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Social inequalities in graduates’ labour market outcomes: the role of spatial mobility and job opportunities

In the UK, research has consistently found that university graduates from more advantaged social classes have a better chance of entering professional or managerial jobs compared to their counterparts from less advantaged social classes. At the same time, another body of research has pointed out that spatial mobility, i.e. moving to a different area, can increase graduates’ chances of attaining

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What SIMD 2016 tells us about the future for Scotland’s cities

In their guest blog for the Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF), Professor Nick Bailey and Dr Jon Minton reflect on the 2016 Scottish Index of Multiple of Deprivation figures and what they may mean for communities across Scotland. You can read the blog in full at the SURF website.

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Measuring segregation and its impact: advancing our understanding of social change

Impact Case Study: This AQMeN impact case study highlights the impact of evidence from the Urban Segregation and Inequality programme, where AQMeN researchers have developed new ways of measuring segregation and revealed significant changes in the spatial patterns of poverty and religion. These new methods are being applied to Chinese cities in collaboration with government officials in Hebei Province to

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How does immigration affect local house prices?

A complex picture One of the concerns raised in debates about immigration is the impact on house prices. The rising population caused by immigration is argued to push up prices as a result of increased demand. How much prices rise will depend on how quickly new construction responds to price changes, but a positive price effect is anticipated nonetheless. This

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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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Understanding the 2015 General Election result in Scotland

The 2015 UK General Election saw a dramatic shift in the outcome for Scotland compared to previous elections. This project, supported with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), deepens our understanding of what changes have genuinely occurred in Scotland. A team at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (Jan Eichhorn, Daniel Kenealy and

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Scottish Independence Referendum (2014) teaching materials

Understanding research on social attitudes regarding the Scottish independence referendum 2014 These materials have been developed by researchers conducting research on public attitudes on the Scottish independence referendum, held in 2014. These focus on questions about young people’s political engagement and views in a way that is relevant beyond the referendum. Find out more about this research. The materials are

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