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
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?
How does disability affect young people’s experiences of growing up? is a research briefing looking at the differences in how children with a disability move into adulthood compared with their non disabled peers. The research by Lucinda Platt, Sam Parsons, Stella Chatzitheochari, Rebecca Fauth and Helena Jelicic uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Young … More Growing up disabled
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?
Disability differentials in educational attainment in England: primary and secondary effects is research by Stella Chatzitheochari and Lucinda Platt published in the British Journal of Sociology (not open access). The research investigates the educational transitions of young disabled people using data from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England. It finds that disability differentials in transition … More Disability differentials in educational attainment
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?