Briefing 65: Privately educated children earn more than state-educated children with the same grades
• Where you go to school influences how much you earn, regardless of what grade you get!
• A higher proportion of UK children grow up in households with incomes well below the national median, while more young people in the UK are not in education, employment or training
• Barely half of entrants to Oxford University are state educated, compared to 93% of the wider population
• Differences in income hinder children's progress from a very young age
• Raising household incomes by £1,000 would lead to better outcomes for poorer children than spending an extra £1,000 per child on schools
• Studies show that increasing household incomes would reduce the school achievement gap between rich and poor children, regardless of school or parenting quality
• Just 7% of people were educated privately, but they form a majority of certain top professions
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