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Analysing family circumstances and education – Open consultation

Department for Education are seeking views on the methodology in our paper analysing the household income and educational outcomes of pupils in England. This consultation This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 30 June 2017 and is being held here.

They’re seeking views on the preliminary investigation of the relationship between household income and education for pupils in schools in England.

The statistical paper describes the provisional methodology used to calculate equivalised household income bands. They have done this by matching administrative income data from other government departments to anonymised pupil records.

It includes analysis on:

  • educational outcomes at key stage 2 (age 11) and key stage 4 (age 16)
  • characteristics of schools attended
  • family characteristics and size
  • effect of housing costs
  • geographical distribution of households

The paper also outlines an approach to looking at ordinary working families.

An explanation of equivalisation is set out in Annex A.

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