Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers

Sub study details

Dates 1976
Age 18
Respondents Cohort members
Response 508
Fieldwork agency Centre for Sample Surveys
Survey mode Face to face
Data access

Dataset available via the UK Data Service [SN 2024]. Visit the UK Data Service website to access the data


The Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers, 1976 was carried out in the summer and autumn of 1976, with selected members of the NCDS when they were 18 years of age. Information was gathered from 508 individuals, both handicapped and non-handicapped. The study was carried out for the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People (the Warnock Committee) by a team based at the National Children’s Bureau. The central aim of the study was to provide information on how handicapped young people negotiated the crucial transition from school to work, the employment opportunities available to them and to describe their early experiences in the labour market.

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