Findings from a research project looking at children’s occupational aspirations and what they tell us about different economic outcomes later on were presented at an ESRC Festival of Social Science event. Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons presented the research which asks if children from ethnic minority backgrounds have ‘less ambitious’ job aspirations and whether girls … More Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities
From an early age, children are asked about what they would like to do when they grow up. Their answers – and the jobs they go on to do – reveal some striking differences according to Lucinda Platt writing for the BBC about her research looking at the aspirations of boys and girls from different … More Who are the children hoping to earn £24 an hour?
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?
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 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
Occupational aspirations of children from primary school to teenage years across ethnic groups is a joint report by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the Runnymede Trust comparing the occupational aspirations of girls and boys from different ethnic groups and the occupations they go on to. The report, which makes use of data from the Millennium … More Children’s ethnicity and occupational aspirations
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