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Children born in the early 1990s face greater difficulties entering the job market than older generations, study finds

29 October 2015

Around 12 per cent of school leavers born in 1990 faced challenges, such as extended periods of unemployment and job instability, compared to only 4 per cent of those born three decades earlier

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No gender gap in STEM subjects among the most privileged pupils

30 September 2015

Girls from well-off families are just as likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects as boys – but gender divides persist for less affluent young people.

Social mobility mechanisms and consequences

1 July 2015

This research project provides empirical evidence on curricula delivery variation in the UK and institutional differences through analysis of Next Steps and linked National Pupil Database data.

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Ethnic minority pupils have higher hopes of university study than their white peers

4 June 2015

The educational expectations of Indian pupils in England are considerably greater than those of white pupils at age 16, according to new research.

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Muslim women less likely to find employment than white Christian women

17 April 2015

New research from the University of Bristol suggests that Muslim women are more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women, even when they have the same qualifications and language abilities.

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Part-time jobs have a negative effect on girls’ GCSE grades

31 March 2015

Girls who take on part-time work whilst studying could potentially be damaging their chances of GCSE success.

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CLS appoints new director and secures funding for 2015-2020

18 March 2015

Professor Alissa Goodman has been appointed director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the same time the centre secures £17 million in funding for the years 2015 to 2020.

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Longitudinal evidence features prominently in Education Select Committee’s investigation into summer-born children

4 March 2015

Should all children be allowed to delay their entry to school, or should that option only be available to those born in the summer?

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Thousands fewer pupils are being bullied, study reveals

17 November 2014

Ten thousand fewer pupils are being bullied every day than 10 years ago, a major new study of secondary school pupils has revealed.

Trajectories and transitions in the cognitive and educational development of disabled children and young people

30 June 2014

The aim of the research project was to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early cognitive development and their subsequent educational transitions.

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Children with special educational needs twice as likely to be bullied, study finds

20 June 2014

Primary school pupils with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to suffer from persistent bullying, according to new research published by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.

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Government must set itself more challenging targets on social mobility, new research suggests

23 January 2014

Policymakers must focus on getting disadvantaged pupils’ performance above the average in order to improve social mobility, suggests a new study published by the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.

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