Report shows extent to which social background matters for academic success

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Children of similar intelligence have very different levels of educational attainment depending on their social backgrounds, says a large-scale study. The research team studied cohorts of children born in Britain and Sweden from the 1940s to the 1970s. They found that bright children from advantaged social backgrounds were twice as likely to achieve A-levels as similarly able children from the least advantaged social backgrounds.

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