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School places allocation: Lottery is 'fairer' way of deciding who gets top school places, report says

School places allocation: Lottery is 'fairer' way of deciding who gets top school places, report says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A lottery for school admissions could remove the barriers that stop disadvantaged pupils from getting into the country's top-performing schools, according to a new academic study.
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The article cites research by Bristol University's Centre for Marketing and Public Organisation (CMPO), which is funded by the ESRC.

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The green shoots of recovery

The green shoots of recovery | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Research by the University of Essex, published in January, found that moving to a green space had a lasting effect on wellbeing, compared to other factors such as promotion, a pay rise or even a lottery win, where the boosts were short term. The study, using data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) of 40,000 homes, compared lottery winners who had won more than £500,000. After six months their happiness levels had returned to baseline while those who had moved to a green space were still reaping the benefits three years later."

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The BHPS is funded by the ESRC.

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