ACCESSUP - Policies of access to higher education

Research Team:

Agnès van ZANTEN (OSC et LIEPP)


Discipline(s): economy, sociology

Project funded by the LIEPP since September 2015.

The ACCESSUP project aims to study policies of access to higher education from a perspective encompassing their design, implementation and effects. This is rarely done in research. Generally, the research is concerned with the only one of these processes. From an intersectional approach that combines the theoretical and methodological approaches of economics and sociology, the research will first focus on the construction and articulation of these policies at the national level starting in the year 2000. It will examine the objectives of these policies and their links with the interests, aims, representations and resources of the various actors involved. It will also examine how national guidelines are reinterpreted, implemented and complemented by other initiatives at the regional level of Ile de France (IDF), by studying the perspectives and practices of political and educational authorities as well as the logics at work in educational institutions. Finally, the project will also analyze the effects of this policy through available 2014 data on the orientation wishes of upper secondary school students in IDF.

Project poster (June 2017)


The research group recent events:


Publications of the Research Group:

  • Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Amelia LEGAVRE, Engineering access to higher education through higher education fairs LIEPP Working Paper, n° 22, April 2014
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Choix d’orientation et origine sociale : mesurer et comprendre l’autocensure scolaire LIEPP Report décembre 2014
  • Agnès VAN ZANTEN, Alice OLIVIER, Les stratégies statutaires des établissements d’enseignement supérieur. Une étude des « journées portes ouvertes » , LIEPP Working Paper n°40, novembre 2015
  • Yann ALGAN, Elise HUILLERY, Nina GUYON, Comment lutter contre la violence et le harcèlement à l'école et au collège ? LIEPP Policy Brief n°19, juin 2015
  • Laura Perna, Improving Higher Education of All Students: Lessons from the United States , LIEPP Working Paper n°48, February 2016
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Biased Aspirations and Social Inequality at School: Evidence from French Teenagers , LIEPP Working Paper, n°44, January 2016
  • Nina GUYON, Elise HUILLERY, Track choice and socioeconomic origin: measuring and explaining academic inhibition , LIEPP Policy Brief n°23, february 2016
  • Carlo BARONE, Antonio SCHIZZEROTTO, Giovanni Maria ABBIATI, Giulia ASSIRELLI, Gender, information barriers and fields of study choice: a field experiment , LIEPP Working Paper, n°63, January 2017
  • Carlo BARONE, Denis FOUGERE, Clément PIN, Social origins, shared book reading and language skills in early childhood LIEPP Working Paper n°93, octobre 2019
  • Carlo BARONE, Denis FOUGERE, Clément PIN, La lecture partagée: un levier pour réduire les inégalités scolaires? LIEPP Policy Brief n°44, septembre 2019
  • Jérôme AUST, Ulrike LEPONT Les LABEX réinventés les appropriations paradoxales d'un instrument d'action publique en biologie LIEPP Policy Brief, n°42, Juin 2019
  • Olivier MONSO, Denis FOUGERE, Pauline GIVORD, Claudine PIRUS Les camarades influencent-ils la réussite et le parcours des élèves? Une revue de littérature sur les effets de pairs dans l'enseignement primaire et secondaire LIEPP Working Paper n°86, Avril 2019