Disability among young children: Prevalence heterogeneity and socio-economic disadvantage is a Centre for Longitudinal Studies Working Paper by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons which aims to enhance understanding of the relationship between socio-economic position and childhood disability. The research makes use of data from the Millennium Cohort Study to examine whether disadvantage associated with families … More Disability among young children
What is the prevalence of child disability? is a research summary outlining the measures of disability used in the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, and showing how they overlap. It identifies rates of disability at different ages in childhood and the extent to which disability is long-term. This … More What is the prevalence of child disability?
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
A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering is an article by Frances Ryan published in the Guardian looking at the barriers to a university education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The article references research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt which investigates the links between disability and educational attainment. Read the journal … More A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering
SEN, school engagement, attainment, and long term social and economic outcomes is a presentation given to the Department for Education in August 2018 by Lucinda Platt and Sam Parsons. It shares a range of findings from research making use of the British Birth Cohort Studies. The research includes a look at at how the current generation of … More Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes
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
Drawing on a decade of work on ethnicity and social mobility, this paper, presented as a plenary at the European Sociological Association 2015 conference in Prague, argues that serious and systematic attention to social mobility across ethnic groups has the potential to illuminate not only migration processes and immigrant outcomes, but also to shed light … More Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration