Broecke, Stijn and Nicholls, Tom (2007): Ethnicity and degree attainment.
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In this paper, we investigate the low degree attainment of ethnic minority students in higher education in England. Using a partial proportional odds model and data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency for qualifiers who started their course of study in 2002/03, we find that even after controlling for the majority of factors which we would expect to have an impact on attainment, being from a minority ethnic community is still statistically significant in explaining final attainment, although the gap has been significantly reduced.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ethnicity and degree attainment|
|Keywords:||Ethnicity; Higher Education; Attainment|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
|Depositing User:||Stijn Broecke|
|Date Deposited:||08. Dec 2011 18:41|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 00:04|
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