The Future of Education Data in Scotland event, June 2016

We are pleased to share the presentations from ‘The Future of Education Data in Scotland’ event which took place on 13th June 2016 in collaboration with The Scottish Government Education Analysis Division. This one day seminar gave delegates an insight into the rich variety of education data sources available in Scotland and how this data is used by analysts and

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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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Inequalities in school leavers’ labour market outcomes: do school subject choices matter?

Research by Cristina Iannelli and Adriana Duta on inequalities in school leavers’ labour market outcomes has been published as part of a working paper series by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL. This paper examines the role of school curriculum in explaining potential gender and social inequalities in employment chances of young people who left education early, either at

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Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland

Abstract This paper examines the relative importance of upper secondary subject choice and attainment in explaining social inequalities in access to higher education (HE) in Scotland and Ireland. These two countries differ in the extent of curriculum differentiation, in the degree of standardisation in school examination and in HE entry criteria. In particular, in Scotland subject choice in upper secondary

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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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Pushed to the periphery? Changing patterns of poverty in Scottish cities

Urban Poverty The location of poor households near the centre and wealthier households in the suburbs has for a long time been seen as the archetypal social structure of the industrial city. The suggestion that poverty is shifting towards the periphery not only challenges this long-standing stereotype but also touches on a number of important policy issues. For example, achieving

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Remaking urban segregation: processes of income sorting and neighbourhood change

Why examine how segregation changes? Spatial segregation – the division of cities into richer and poorer neighbourhoods, for example – is a key feature of urban areas. Many studies look at how much segregation there is and at how this changes over time but few examine the processes which underpin these changes. In general, people choose to live in neighbourhoods

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Remaking Urban Segregation: Processes of Income Sorting and Neighbourhood Change

Journal: Population, Space and Place Volume: 23, Issue 3 April 2017 Nick Bailey, Wouter P C van Gent, Sako Musterd DOI 10.1002/psp.2013 Abstract Segregation studies have mainly focused on urban structures as a whole or have discussed specific (gentrifying or renewing) neighbourhoods. The literature suggests that changes in segregation occur primarily through selective migration. In this paper, we follow up

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Social inequalities in education and the graduate labour market

This AQMeN impact case study draws on research from the Education and Social Stratification programme and highlights the impact of evidence around social inequalities in higher education and the labour market. Findings from this research have influenced the recommendations by the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access, specifically around the role of school subject choice for reproducing inequalities. Read the

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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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