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Author:  Catseye [ Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 am ]
Post subject:  Grammar students turn out no richer or healthier.

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

Author:  Deb70 [ Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Grammar students turn out no richer or healthier.

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!

Author:  Proudmumregardless [ Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Grammar students turn out no richer or healthier.

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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