Education and Social Stratification

Social inequalities in education and the graduate labour market

This AQMeN impact case study draws on research from the Education and Social Stratification programme and highlights the impact of evidence around social inequalities in higher education and the labour market. Findings from this research have influenced the recommendations by the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access, specifically around the role of school subject choice for reproducing inequalities.

Leavers in zero-hours jobs are classed as a success - TESS

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 00:00

Professor Cristina Iannelli, leader of the AQMeN Education and Social Stratification research programme strand, was cited in the Times Educational Supplement (Scotland) by Emma Seith's regarding the latest Scottish Government results on 'positive destinations' for school leavers.

Read the article in full at TESS online

The effects of family economic, social and cultural capital and neighbourhood on educational outcomes

This research, undertaken by Doctoral student Carla Cebula, looks at the impact of a young person’s access to economic, social and cultural capital at home, and the neighbourhood that they grow up in, on their educational attainment. Carla is working with the Millennium Cohort Study, a birth cohort study of young people born in 2000, focusing on the English sub-sample.

Employment inequalities and labour market trajectories in 11 European countries before and during the 2008 financial crisis

This PhD project studies individual labour market trajectories under two comparative perspectives: geographical, comparing 11 European countries and more than 40 European regions; and temporal, comparing the period before the European financial crisis (2005-2008) to the period immediately after the beginning of the crisis (2009-2012). Comparing countries across time, I explore the effects of the crisis on different labour markets with different labour market policies, policy responses to the financial downturn and labour market adjustment strategies.


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