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
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.
|Additional Information:||© 2010 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Aimhigher, widening participation, quantitative analysis|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||L Education > LC Special aspects of education|
|Sets:||Departments > Economic History|
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