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

Children’s ethnicity and occupational aspirations

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

Disabled children and behaviour problems

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?

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?

SEN, school life and aspirations

SEN, school life and aspirations is a briefing looking at how teenagers with persistent SEN (those with identified SEN at both primary and secondary school) feel about school, their academic ability and their future educational and occupational aspirations. The briefing was produced for the Educational and occupational aspirations of young people: influences and outcomes project and is … More SEN, school life and aspirations

Gender pay gap: girls want jobs that pay less

Gender pay gap is perpetuated by teenage girls who want jobs that pay less is an article by the Daily Telegraph’s Education Correspondent Camilla Turner, which outlines findings from a Working Paper by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons. Is the future female? Educational and occupational aspirations of teenage boys and girls in the UK examines the educational … More Gender pay gap: girls want jobs that pay less