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

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?

Children with SEN: school and long term outcomes

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

Social mobility, ethnicity and immigration

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

Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities There are longstanding debates about whether neighbourhood segregation of ethnic minorities promotes minorities’ economic success or whether it constrain opportunities. Carolina Zuccotti and Lucinda Platt show that growing up in a neighbourhood with a higher proportion … More Ethnic group neighbourhood concentration and employment

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