Disability differentials in educational attainment

Little is known about mechanisms behind well-documented disability differentials in educational outcomes. This study uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England to investigate educational transitions of disabled youth.     Differentials in transition rates to full-time academic upper secondary education and to university are highly reflected in differences in school performance between disabled and … More Disability differentials in educational attainment

Design and implementation of a high-quality probability sample: Lessons learnt

Migration research is one of the most rapidly developing fields of demography in Europe. To develop an empirically-based theoretical understanding of immigration we need high-quality representative data. However, surveys of immigrants often are confronted with challenges of coverage, representativeness and response rates and cannot face the high costs needed to overcome them. It has been … More Design and implementation of a high-quality probability sample: Lessons learnt

Multiple health behaviours of parents and children

A new study study of multiple health behaviours of parents and their dependent children has been published by the Public Health Research Consortium. The report was carried out as part of a project on multiple health behaviours led by by Hilary Graham at the University of York with Catherine Law (UCL), Lucinda Platt (LSE) and … More Multiple health behaviours of parents and children

Bullying paper wins prize

Stella Chatzitheochari was recently awarded the LIVES Best Paper Award for Young Scholars for her co-authored paper on childhood disability and bullying. The paper, Doubly Disadvantaged? Bullying Experiences Among Disabled Children and Young People in England, was co-authored with Lucinda Platt from LSE and Samantha Parsons from UCL and was published in the journal, Sociology. … More Bullying paper wins prize

Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities There are longstanding debates about whether neighbourhood segregation of ethnic minorities promotes minorities’ economic success or whether it constrain opportunities. Carolina Zuccotti and Lucinda Platt show that growing up in a neighbourhood with a higher proportion … More Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

Being bullied: the experiences of disabled children and young people

Children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be bullied at school compared to those students with no known disabilities. That’s one of the main findings from research conducted with Stella Chatzitheochari (University of Warwick) and Sam Parsons (University College London). We analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study and Next Steps (formerly known as Longitudinal Study of … More Being bullied: the experiences of disabled children and young people

Dual ethnic and national identities

Patterns of Minority and Majority Identification in a Multicultural Society explores dual and individual ethnic and national identies among the UK’s minority and majority populations. Using the acculturation framework popularised by Berry it explores the strenght of minority groups’ ethnic and British identities and how they covary. It also capitalises on the fact that the … More Dual ethnic and national identities