Education, Inequality and Erosion of Social Cohesion

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 51 Number 1 (2009)

Education, Inequality and Erosion of Social Cohesion
ANDY GREEN, pages 5-8
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2009.51.1.5

Abstract

Income inequality has been rising in Britain for two decades and wealth is also more unequally distributed now than when New Labour first came to power. Various factors have contributed to this, including education which, according to the PISA 2006 data, has more unequal outcomes in the UK than in all but 2 of the 29 tested countries. Comparative analysis of the PISA data suggests that countries with the most comprehensive education systems, such as the Nordics, have the most equal outcomes, whereas school choice and diversity in the UK may well be contributing towards high educational inequality.

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ANDY GREEN (2009) Education, Inequality and Erosion of Social Cohesion, FORUM, 51(1), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2009.51.1.5

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