White males in UK less likely to attend PSE

June 27, 2008

According to new UK government research, white teenage boys are less likely to pursue a university education than young men of Asian or African descent, despite having the academic achievement to attend PSE. In taking both gender and class into account, the report found white working-class men were 8.5 times less likely to go to university than black and Asian middle-class women. The report suggests efforts to reduce the gender gap should focus on intervening early in children's school lives. The Guardian | Read the full report