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Boys' public schools no longer dominate.

Boys' public schools no longer dominate.

Alumni from elite boys’ public schools do not dominate the upper echelons of British society as much as they used to, according to a detailed analysis of Who’s Who over the past 120 years.

The command that Britain’s public schools hold over the highest offices in the country has “diminished significantly” over time, academics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) have found.

The rise of women in the workplace and the wane of military and religious elites in British society have all been contributing factors to this, as well as far-reaching educational reforms, the researchers said. 

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