The role of the university environment in shaping education and employment inequalities

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Hosein, Anesa, Balloo, Kieran, Byrom, Nicola and Essau, Cecilia A.. 2023. "The role of the university environment in shaping education and employment inequalities." Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 45 (2), pp. 223-242. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2023.2180170
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The role of the university environment in shaping education and employment inequalities

ERA Journal ID19921
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHosein, Anesa, Balloo, Kieran, Byrom, Nicola and Essau, Cecilia A.
Journal TitleJournal of Higher Education Policy and Management
Journal Citation45 (2), pp. 223-242
Number of Pages20
Year2023
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN1360-080X
1469-9508
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2023.2180170
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1360080X.2023.2180170
Abstract

Life course theory posits that social, structural, and cultural contexts shape individuals’ life outcomes. Using this theory, we investigated whether inequalities in education and employment outcomes for young people with marginalised identities are shaped by the university environment they attended. Based on UK national statistics, universities with similar social, cultural, economic, and physical environments were clustered. These clusters were linked to the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) cohort dataset to determine whether different university environments predicted differences in outcomes. We observed a mixed picture with no definitive pattern for any marginalised identity. Social and economic environments played a role in predicting education outcomes of young people. Social, cultural, and economic environments were important in predicting employment outcomes. The physical environment did not have any impact. This research emphasises a need for more creative policies within certain universities that address education and employment inequalities.

Keywordstransitions; marginalised identities; educational ecosystem of wellbeing; cluster analysis; life course theory; panel data
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
441012. Sociology of inequalities
350502. Employment equity and diversity
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Surrey, United Kingdom
UniSQ College
King's College London, United Kingdom
University of Roehampton, United Kingdom
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