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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 am 

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Grammar school does not make you healthier or wealthier in later life, research has found.

The in-depth analysis of people who went to selective schools in the 1970s concluded that the only advantage was a higher likelihood of achieving A levels and a degree, but now that those are taken by teenagers from a range of backgrounds, even this may disappear.

Wages, employment and quality of physical and mental health up to the age of 55 were not directly affected by whether a person had gone to a grammar or comprehensive school, according to the report.

Other background and family characteristics, such as having well-off parents, were more important determinants of success and health, the authors from York University suggested.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news ... -hhshb7prc

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:36 pm 

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Interesting. It doesn't say what the sample size in the study was.
It is true that far more young people now go on to university and obtain a degree, because there are far more universities and educational standards have fallen a long way from what they were in 1969.
Where there are decent non selective schools, I'm sure there is probably not much of an advantage in going to a grammar school.
However, if the non selective schools in an area are very poor, I think many children would still do better in a grammar school.
This article won't stop parents from going to great lengths to get their children into grammars!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:28 pm 

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I'd be interested on the results of a study based on the different selective systems.

I would hazard a guess a super selective would garner a different outcome

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