Powerpoint. Slide 2:. What Is Socio-Economic Status (Ses)?.

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What is Socio-economic status (SES)?
Socio-economic status (SES) is an ‘economic and sociological measure of an individual’s or family’s economic and social position in relation to others’ (Stevenson & Lindberg, 2010).

The Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is divided into five quintiles ranked by an individual or groups socio-economic status starting from most disadvantaged (lowest quintile) to least disadvantaged (highest quintile). The SEIFA is important in understanding socio-economic status because it assists in understanding the different social status’ within society and what has affected the individuals that has led them to qualify for a particular quintile.

Some of the factors that affect how
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independent, catholic, public. As stated in Independent Schools Victoria (2016), one common misunderstanding is that “non-government schools receive more government funding than government schools. This is wrong”. This is a vital fact to be aware of before learning about why funding differentiates between low socio-economic and high socio-economic schools.

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Below are some socio-economic characteristics that differentiate the funding between independent and public schools;

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For many students, university is not nearby. The location of universities can be expensive in themselves because of petrol costs or myki fares. Therefore, this can become a rather large factor for low socio-economic individuals if they are unable to afford these modes of transportation.

Although there are numerous online university courses available nowadays, there are only a limited number that does not involve any mode of transport. In Victoria, the majority of universities are based in the city, Melbourne apart from a few seperate campuses placed across outer regions of Victoria.

For example, for students in the Geelong area, the only available local university is Deakin University. There are other colleges and TAFEs in the area, but only having the option of one local university is very limited for many students who would prefer a higher education.

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There are numerous factors of a teachers socio-economic

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