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Julien Grenet - What democratization of the “grandes écoles” since the mid-2000s? (January 2021)

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The Institut des politiques publique (IPP) today publishes a report, an associated synthesis and a note on the democratization of the grandes écoles since the mid-2000s. The authors document, as accurately as possible, the evolution of the recruitment of classes préparatoires and grandes écoles since the mid-2000s. The study favours a quantitative approach based on a very rich set of administrative data that has not been systematically exploited to date. These data are used to characterize the evolution of the profile of students in these courses according to several dimensions: their social origin, gender, geographical origin and previous educational background.

Funders: This study was carried out within the framework of the DEPP-SIES call for research projects entitled “Selective channels and social mobility”. It received financial support from the Direction de l’évaluation, de la prospective et de la performance of the Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports (MENJS-DEPP) and the Sous-direction des systèmes d’information et des études statistiques of the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI-SIES).


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