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News in November 2014.

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    State of the Nation 2014: Social Mobility and Child Poverty in Great Britain

    The second annual report of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission devotes three substantial paragraphs to the parlous state of careers advice for young people in England (paras 70-73). Its central argument is that careers advice has a contribution to make to improving social mobility and ending child poverty...

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    Students from poorer backgrounds do less well at university

    University students from less affluent backgrounds are more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate with a first or upper second class degree than their peers from more affluent backgrounds according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Socio-economic differences in university outcomes...

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    Graduates who went to private schools earn more

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies reports that 2006-07 graduates who went to private schools earn 7% more on average 3.5 years after graduation than graduate who went to state schools (even when comparing otherwise similar graduates and allowing for differences in degree subject, university attended and degree classification). Part of that difference...

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