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Measuring the effect of Aimhigher on schooling attainment and higher education applications and entries

Chilosi, David, Noble, Margaret, Broadhead, Philip and Wilkinson, Mike (2010) Measuring the effect of Aimhigher on schooling attainment and higher education applications and entries. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

Aimhigher is a key government initiative to widen participation in higher education (HE). This article contributes to addressing a gap in the widening participation literature by measuring the effect of Aimhigher on compulsory schooling attainment, HE applications and HE entries. The research employs a new method based on multiple regression analysis carried out with the data gathered by an Aimhigher partnership. The results suggest that Aimhigher has had a positive impact on GCSE results and, especially, HE applications and entries; it is estimated that being targeted by Aimhigher is associated with an increase in the probability of entering into HE by about four percentage points.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0309877X.as...
Additional Information: © 2010 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Library of Congress subject classification: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 15:59
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32379/

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