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
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?
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?
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
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
Is the future female? Educational and occupational aspirations of teenage boys and girls in the UKis a Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons examining the educational expectations and occupational aspirations of contemporary teenagers in the UK. It makes use of information collected from participants in the Millennium Cohort Study as … More Is the future female?