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

Chilosi, David and Noble, Margaret and 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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Identification Number: 10.1080/03098770903477052

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
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2011 15:59
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2011 15:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/32379

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