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Harrison, Neil; McCaig, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
One form of ecological fallacy is found in the dictum that "you are where you live"--otherwise expressed in the idea that you can infer significant information about an individual or their family from the prevailing conditions around their home. One expression of this within higher education in the UK has been the use (and, arguably,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Harrison, Neil; Hatt, Sue – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
This paper originates from the National Audit Office's 2008 report into widening participation policy in the United Kingdom. The report found that while there appeared to be modest improvements in the proportion of students coming from lower socio-economic groups over the last ten years, reliable analysis was hampered by a high proportion of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status