The influence of parents, places and poverty on educational attitudes and aspirations

Kintrea, K. , St.Clair, R. and Houston, M. (2011) The influence of parents, places and poverty on educational attitudes and aspirations. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

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This report aims to better understand the relationship between young people 19s aspirations and how they are formed. There is a high degree of interest among politicians and policymakers in aspirations, driven by two concerns: raising the education and skills of the UK population, and tackling social and economic inequality. High aspirations are often seen as one way to address these concerns, but how aspirations contribute to strong work and educational outcomes is not well understood. Based on longitudinal research in three locations in the UK, the report investigates aspirations and contributes empirical evidence to the debate.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781859358627 (pdf)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith and Houston, Dr Muir
Authors: Kintrea, K., St.Clair, R., and Houston, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Copyright Holders:Copyright © University of Glasgow 2011
First Published:First published 2011 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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