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How much does private schooling raise your pay, and does it make you give more to the community?

Francis Green.  Private schools find themselves in the news lately, more than they usually are. Boris Johnson became the fifth Old Etonian prime minister since the war, and immediately appointed a cabinet in which nearly two-thirds were privately educated, re-affirming

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Who are the world’s biggest bullshitters? A light-hearted look at PISA data

PISA: The international study covers more than just educational achievement

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Posted in Social sciences and social policy, young people

PISA: are teenagers in England addicted to social media (And does it matter)?

Looking into whether evidence from PISA supports recent claims

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Posted in International comparisons, Social sciences and social policy, young people

Do people change their political ideology when they lose their job? If anything, they move to the left

Dingeman Wiertz and Toni Rodon. What happens to citizens’ political preferences when they are confronted with economic hardship? This longstanding question has recently attracted renewed attention in the wake of the Great Recession. Nonetheless, many matters remain unresolved. For example, which

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