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A qualitative evaluation of non-educational barriers to the elite professions

Ashley, Louise and Duberley, Jo and Sommerlad, Hilary and Scholarios, Dora (2015) A qualitative evaluation of non-educational barriers to the elite professions. [Report]

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Abstract

This report sets out the findings from a qualitative study, focusing on two main areas. The first (Study A) examines the barriers to entry for people from less privileged socioeconomic backgrounds to elite law and accountancy firms, with a particular focus on London. The second (Study B) examines the barriers to entry for people from similar backgrounds to elite financial service firms (inclu ding accountancy) located in Scotland.