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16 August 2022

The stubborn persistence of educational inequality

My goal in this commentary is to complement the findings of Christine Farquharson, Sandra McNally and Imran Tahir in their chapter on educational inequalities with some general remarks that will provide a context and framework for understanding educational inequalities in the UK. I make five main points, summarised at the start of each section of the commentary.

Cite this as:

Breen, R. (2022), ‘The stubborn persistence of educational inequality’, IFS Deaton Review of Inequalities,