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Higher Education, Family Income and Changes in Intergenerational Mobility

In: The Labour Market Under New Labour

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  • Stephen Machin

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Links between higher education and parental income have strengthened over time in the UK, portraying a significant rise in educational inequality. This means the rapid expansion of the higher education system seen in recent years disproportionately benefited children from richer families Intergenerational mobility of economic status has also declined over time, as the labour market success or failure of individuals has become more closely connected to parental income than it was in the past. A key transmission mechanism underpinning falling intergenerational mobility is the strengthened link between individuals’ education participation and attainment and parental income.

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  • Stephen Machin, 2003. "Higher Education, Family Income and Changes in Intergenerational Mobility," Palgrave Macmillan Books, in: Richard Dickens & Paul Gregg & Jonathan Wadsworth (ed.), The Labour Market Under New Labour, chapter 18, pages 280-290, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:palchp:978-0-230-59845-4_19
    DOI: 10.1057/9780230598454_19
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