Lucinda Platt website

Welcome to my website and thank you for your interest in me and my research.  The site is designed as a central resource to help you find whatever you are looking for. As well as details of journal articles, working papers and books, you can download keynote lectures and presentations, reports and briefings, or check out media coverage, blogs and podcasts. You can … More Lucinda Platt website

Do children’s job aspirations differ by ethnicity?

A paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Sociology in Paris, 19-20 October 2018, explored whether there were ethnic differences in girls’ and boys’ occupational aspirations. Using the Millennium Cohort Study, linked to job characteristics derived from the Labour Force Survey, the paper explored how children’s responses to the question “what do you … More Do children’s job aspirations differ by ethnicity?

The mixed employment experience of the UK’s Chinese groups

Chinese minorities in the UK are often regarded as a migrant ‘success story’, given high levels of educational attainment and average high wages. New research published in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies suggests that the picture may be more complicated.  Analysis of the the UK Labour Force Survey showed that for both wages … More The mixed employment experience of the UK’s Chinese groups

At risk of bullying: more so if you are disabled?

Are disabled children and young people at higher risk of being bullied? is a briefing on research by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons which explores the relationship of disability with bullying in early childhood and adolescence. The research makes use of data from the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (Next Steps) … More At risk of bullying: more so if you are disabled?

Growing up disabled

How does disability affect young people’s experiences of growing up? is a research briefing looking at the differences in how children with a disability move into adulthood compared with their non disabled peers. The research by Lucinda Platt, Sam Parsons, Stella Chatzitheochari, Rebecca Fauth and Helena Jelicic uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young … More Growing up disabled

The university and work dreams of boys and girls

The university and occupational aspirations of UK teenagers: how do they vary by gender? is a briefing by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons looking at when and how the aspirations of boys and girls begin to differ. The briefing is based on the Working Paper Is the future female? Educational and occupational aspirations of teenage boys and … More The university and work dreams of boys and girls

Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?

Do families with a disabled child face greater socio-economic disadvantage? And how does the risk of disadvantage vary with age? is a briefing which looks at the extent to which disabled children are born into more disadvantaged families or whether disadvantage accumulates during childhood. It also explores  whether the pattern is the same across different … More Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?