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
Disability differentials in educational attainment in England: primary and secondary effects is research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt published in the British Journal of Sociology (not open access). The research investigates the educational transitions of young disabled people using data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England. It finds that disability differentials in transition … More Disability differentials in educational attainment
The early academic progress of children with special educational needs is research by Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt published in the British Educational Research Journal. The research (not open access) looks at the academic progress of children with SEN in England, drawing on data from the the Millennium Cohort Study, linked to administrative records of pupil … More Children with SEN: academic progress
The development of behavior problems among disabled and non-disabled children in England is research by Rebecca Faith, Lucinda Platt and Samantha Parsons published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. It makes use of information collected in the Millennium Cohort Study, to track behaviour problems from ages 3 to 7 to identify the incidence and … More Disabled children and behaviour problems
Research presented at the International Sociological Association 2018 Congress in Toronto discussed te relationship between political and ethnic identity of the UK’s majority and minority populations. Using Understanding Society, the UK household longitudinal study, a large-scale, nationally representative study with a substantial ethnic minority boost and a suite of multi-domain identity questions, the paper explored … More What is The Relationship between Political and Ethnic Identity in the UK?
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
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