Growing up 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

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

A few more Oxbridge places for disadvantaged children is just tinkering

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

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

Childhood disability and educational attainment

Childhood disability & educational attainment: the impact of parental expectations and bullying is a policy briefing looking at what influences the attainment and educational decisions of young disabled people at key points in the English school system. It explores the extent to which the low rates of disabled young people attending university are a result … More Childhood disability and educational attainment

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

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