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In brief...Mismatched students and universities
Gill Wyness
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP573:
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CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020

JEL Classification: I22; I23; I28

Tags: higher education; educational economics; college choice; mismatch; undermatch

Higher education has long been thought of as a tool to equalise opportunities. But according to research by Gill Wyness and colleagues, if we really want to improve the life chances of disadvantaged students, we need to pay much more attention to the types of universities and subjects in which they enrol.

This article summarises 'Inequalities in Student to Course Match: Evidence from Linked Administrative Data' by Stuart Campbell, Lindsey Macmillan, Richard Murphy and Gill Wyness, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1647