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?
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
Do families with a disabled child face greater socio-economic disadvantage? And how does the risk of disadvantage vary with age? is a briefing which looks at the extent to which disabled children are born into more disadvantaged families or whether disadvantage accumulates during childhood. It also explores whether the pattern is the same across different … More Do families with a disabled child face greater disadvantage?
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 early academic progress of children with special educational needs is research by Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt published in the British Educational Research Journal. The research (not open access) looks at the academic progress of children with SEN in England, drawing on data from the the Millennium Cohort Study, linked to administrative records of pupil … More Children with SEN: academic progress
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