Here you can see my research on schools.

Much but not all of this has focused on private schools. For my series of Research Explainers on private schools, see here. I will be pleased to consider applications for PhD supervision on this topic which involve quantitative or mixed methods.

Henseke, G., J. Anders, F. Green and M. Henderson (2020). “Income, housing wealth, and private school access in Britain.” Education Economics (online, forthcoming).

Green, Francis. 2021. “British Teachers’ Declining Job Quality: Evidence from the Skills and Employment Survey.” Oxford Review of Education online.

Sullivan, A., S. Parsons, G. Ploubidis, D. Wiggins and F. Green. (2020, online forthcoming). Education and psychological distress in adolescence and mid-life: Do private schools make a difference? British Educational Research Journal. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3674

Sullivan A, Parsons S, Ploubidis G, Green F, Wiggins RD. (2020) Pathways from origins to destinations: Stability and change in the roles of cognition, private schools and educational attainment. British Journal of Sociology; 71: 921–938.

Green, F. (2020). Private Schools: Choice and Effects. The Economics of Education: A Comprehensive Overview, Second Edition. S. Bradley and C. Green. London, Academic Press: 519-530.

Anders, J.,  F. Green, M. Henderson and G. Henseke (2020 online). “Determinants of Private School Participation: all about the money?”. British Educational Research Journal. 46(5): 967-992.

Green, F. and D. Kynaston (2019). Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private School Problem. London, Bloomsbury. Audio:

Henderson, M., J. Anders, F. Green and G. Henseke (2020). “Private Schooling, Subject Choice, Upper Secondary Attainment and Progression to University.” Oxford Review of Education 46(295-312).

Foliani, F., Green, F. and Sartarelli, M. (2019 online). ‘Away from Home, Better at School. The Case of a British Boarding School.’ Economics of Education Review.

Green, F., J. Anders, M. Henderson and G. Henseke (2019 online). “Private benefits? External benefits? Outcomes of private schooling in 21st Century Britain.” Journal of Social Policy.

Green, F. and D. Kynaston (2019). “The Necessity of Reforming Britain’s Private Schools.Forum 61(281-288).

Green, F. and D. Kynaston (2019) “What should be done about the private schools?”.  In S. Konzelmann, S. Himmelweit, J. Smith and J. Weeks (eds) “Rethinking Britain. Policy Ideas for the Many”. Bristol, Policy Press.

Sullivan, A., S. Parsons, F. Green, R. D. Wiggins and G. Ploubidis (2018). “Elite universities, fields of study, and top salaries: which degree will make you rich?” British Educational Research Journal 44(4): 663–680.

Green, F., G. Henseke, Samantha Parsons, A. Sullivan and R. Wiggins (2018). “Do private school girls marry rich?” Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Journal, 9(3) 327-350.

Educational attainment in the short and long term: was there an advantage to attending faith, private and selective schools for pupils in the 1980s?” Oxford Review of Education 1-17.

Bryson, A. and F. Green (2018). “Do Private Schools Manage Better?” National Institute Economic Review.  243 (1), R17-R26

Parsons, S., Green, F., Ploubidis, G.B., Sullivan, A. & Wiggins, R.D. (2017). “The influence of private primary schooling on children’s learning: Evidence from three generations of children living in the UK.” British Education Research Journal, October 2017, 43(5), 823-847. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3300.

Foliani, F., F. Green and M. Sartarelli (2017) “Can Talented Pupils with Low Socio-economic Status Shine? Evidence from a Boarding School“. Valencian Institute of Economic Research, 2017 – 05.

Sullivan, A., S. Parsons, F.Green, G. Ploubidis and R. Wiggins (2017). “The path from social origins to top jobs: social reproduction via education”. British Journal of Sociology.

Dreaming Big? Self-Evaluations, Aspirations, Valued Social Networks, and the Private School Earnings Premium in the UK”. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 42 (3), 757-778. doi:10.1093/cje/bex023

Wiborg, S., F. Green, P. Taylor-Gooby and R. Wilde (2017 online). “Free Schools in England: ‘Not unlike other schools’?” Journal of Social Policy. DOI:

Green, F., Henseke, G. and Vignoles, A. (2017) “Private schooling and labour market outcomes“. British Educational Research Journal. 43 (1), 7-28.

Pensiero, N. and Green, F. (2017). “Out-of-School-Time Study Programmes: do they work?” Oxford Review of Education. 43 (1): 127-147.

Wilde, R., Green, F. Taylor-Gooby, P. and Wiborg, S. (2016). Private Schools and the Provision of “Public Benefit“. Journal of Social Policy. 45(2): 305-323.

Green, F., R. Allen and A. Jenkins (2015) “Are Free Schools Socially Selective? A Quantitative Analysis”. British Educational Research Journal. 41 (6), 907-924.

Sullivan, A., S. Parsons, R. Wiggins, A. Heath and F. Green (2014). “Social origins, school type and higher education destinations.” Oxford Review of Education 40 (6), 739-763.

Green, F., S. Machin, R. Murphy and Y. Zhu (2012). “The Changing Economic Advantage from Private Schools.” Economica 79: 658-679.

Green, F. and A. Vignoles (2012). “An Empirical Method for Deriving Grade Equivalence For University Entrance Qualifications: An Application to A Levels and the International Baccalaureate” Oxford Review of Education. 38 (4), 473-4Green, F., Machin, S., Murphy, R., & Zhu, Y. “Competition for Private and State School Teachers”, Journal of Education and Work, 21 (5), 383-404, 2008.