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

Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

This volume, edited by Hartley Dean and myself, investigates the patterns, drivers and consequences of wealth and privilege as well as those of marginalisation and deprivation. The book has brought together an exciting range of scholars from different disciplines to shed light on different aspects of social advantage and disadvantage and their implications. The 17 … More Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

Women’s income and inequality

Gendered income inequalities and ethnic group differences is a presentation for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which builds on work carried out for the Government Equalities Office and a paper on inequality commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It was presented on February 17, 2015. Download the presentation Photo credit: ‘Working’ Stefan

Occupational aspirations amongst children

Nurse or mechanic? Explaining sex-typed occupational aspirations amongst children  investigates the role of parental socialisation and children’s agency in the formation of sex-typed occupational preferences using data for British children aged 11 to 15. Access the article from the Social Forces journal website Photo credit: Christian Heilmann