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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Roben_UK
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Duncanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorCook, Steveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorArico, Fabioen_UK
dc.description.abstractUsing as a starting point in the recent work of Mountford-Zimdars et al., the authors analyse attitudes towards expanding higher education (HE) opportunities in the UK. The authors propose that the approach of Mountford-Zimdars et al. is flawed not only in its adoption of a multivariate logistic regression but also in its interpretation of results. The authors make a number of adaptations, chief among them being the use of an ordered probit approach and the addition of a time dimension to test for changes in attitudes between 2000 and 2010. The authors find that attitudes towards HE expansion have intensified during the decade 2000–2010, but the authors uncover no evidence that this is due to graduates wanting to ‘pull up the ladder’, as suggested by Mountford-Zimdars et al. The authors argue that evidence of a widespread desire to reduce access to HE can most likely be explained by social congestion theory, internal institutional disaffection and rising tuition fees.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationWebb R, Watson D, Cook S & Arico F (2017) Graduate views on access to higher education: is it really a case of pulling up the ladder?. Studies in Higher Education, 42 (3), pp. 504-518.
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Studies in Higher Education on 2 Jul 2015, available online:
dc.subjecthigher educationen_UK
dc.subjectwidening accessen_UK
dc.subjectordered probiten_UK
dc.titleGraduate views on access to higher education: is it really a case of pulling up the ladder?en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleStudies in Higher Educationen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of East Angliaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSwansea Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of East Angliaen_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
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