We’re seeking views on the methodology in our paper analysing the household income and educational outcomes of pupils in England.
Why We Are Consulting
The statistical paper describes a provisional methodology we used to calculate equivalised household income bands. We have done this by matching administrative income data from other government departments to anonymised pupil records.
It includes analysis on:
educational outcomes at key stage 2 (age 11) and key stage 4 (age 16)
characteristics of schools attended
family characteristics and size
effect of housing costs
geographical distribution of households
The paper also outlines an approach to looking at ordinary working families.
An explanation of equivalisation is set out in Annex A of the consultation document.