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[OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis

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This paper analyses educational, demographic and socio-economic data from 32 London boroughs. It derives a general socio-economic factor, and confirms that this factor is correlated in the expected direction with the educational and demographic variables. The analyses are appropriate, and appear to support the conclusions enunciated in the text. In addition, the paper is clearly written, and adequately referenced. Therefore, I believe it is ready to published. I would, however, offer the following suggestions to the author:

1. Consider relabelling variables so that their names are easier to read (e.g., deleting underscores).
2. Consider including a horizontal line in Table 1, in order to separate variable names from the reported correlations.
3. Note that '% 5+ A*-C with Eng. and Math.' is still a somewhat blunt measure of cognitive ability, insofar as: the exact grades are not specified, so a borough with X% getting 5+ Cs could theoretically obtain the same percentage as a borough with X% getting 5+ A*s; three of the five subjects are not specified, so could be either comparatively easy (e.g., Media Studies), or comparatively difficult (e.g., Physics); many children in Britain take 10 or more GCSEs.
4. Note that one cannot draw strong conclusions about the aggregate-level correlation between educational achievement and cognitive ability across London boroughs from the aggregate-level correlation between these two variables across countries.
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[OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2015-Sep-23, 10:15:32
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by NoahCarl - 2015-Sep-23, 12:29:02
Reply to Noah #2 - by Emil - 2015-Sep-24, 00:50:35
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by NoahCarl - 2015-Sep-24, 08:36:34
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2015-Sep-25, 02:26:16
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2015-Sep-25, 13:16:21
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Kenya Kura - 2015-Sep-28, 15:01:57
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2015-Sep-30, 13:34:40
RE: [sociology] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2015-Oct-03, 18:42:54
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by ljzigerell - 2016-Jan-22, 07:36:39
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by ljzigerell - 2016-Jan-22, 14:03:05
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2016-Jan-22, 14:20:39
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2016-Jan-23, 12:23:18
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by ljzigerell - 2016-Jan-23, 18:40:01
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2016-Jan-24, 20:53:55
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2016-Mar-20, 05:59:05
RE: [OQSPS] Inequality among 32 London Boroughs: An S factor analysis - by Emil - 2016-Mar-20, 07:15:19
 
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