Self-Evaluations, Aspirations, Valued Social Networks, and the Private School Earnings Premium in the UK

An important axis of inequality in Britain is the private/state school divide. The success of private schools in Britain in delivering high academic achievements and better-paid jobs has been attributed to these schools engendering high self-evaluations, greater aspirations and social networks. Francis Green is Professor of Labour Economics and Skills Development at UCL Institute of Education.


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