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Modelling trajectories through the educational system in North West England.

Penn, Roger and Berridge, Damon (2008) Modelling trajectories through the educational system in North West England. Education Economics, 16 (4). pp. 411-431. ISSN 0964-5292

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Abstract

The main aim of this paper is to identify those school-level and locality-level factors that significantly affect each of the three stages in a young adult's educational trajectory in North West England: GCSE results, track taken at age 16 and 'A'-level scores. By applying three-level models to data collected as part of the EFFNATIS project, we find no evidence of any locality-level effects. Overall, none of the explanatory variables conventionally considered to affect educational attainment had a consistent effect across all three stages. Rather, each explanatory variable had a contingent effect at specific points within the overall trajectory of educational outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Education Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords: GCSE scores ; track taken at age 16 ; 'A'-level scores ; multi-level models ; linear regression ; multinomial logit
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 35133
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2011 16:48
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 16:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/35133

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