The transition to adulthood is a critical period. Young people start to drift apart in their educational careers, norms and values and life experiences more generally.
This conference examines how these diverging trajectories are expressed and what processes and social structures influence them.
We’ll explore inequalities in careers, well-being and political engagement with a focus on developments in the United Kingdom and discuss the role of the education system and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in amplifying or mitigating these inequalities.
Date and Time:
Thursday 15th September, 09:30-16:45
Friday 16th September, 09:30-16:30
Location: Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ
Thursday 15 September
Day 1: The Youth Economic Activity and Health Monitor
|10:00-10:15||Welcome and Opening (Prof Brad Blitz, UCL) |
|10:15-11:15||Keynote (Prof Ingrid Schoon, UCL)|
|11:30-12:30||Session 1: Youth employment policy interventions: The view from practitioners and young people (Dr Rachel Wilde, UCL)|
|13:30-14:30||Session 2: Career worries, well-being, and future expectations (Dr Hans Dietrich, IAB)|
|14:30-15:30||Session 3: The value of career development activities (Dr Golo Henseke, UCL)|
|15:45-16:45||Discussion Panel: Resilience and recovery towards meaningful work|
Friday 16 September
Day 2: Political engagement
|09:40-09:45||Introducing the Nuffield funded project on social inequalities in political engagement|
|09:45-11:15||Session 1: Emerging social gaps in political engagement (Germ Janmaat, UCL IOE and Kaat Smets, Royal Holloway)|
|11:30-13:00||Session 2: The widening gender gap in political interest (provisional presenters: Nicola Pensiero and Gemma Albacete|
|14:30-15:30||Session 3: The school’s role in influencing the social gap in political interest (Bryony Hoskins, University of Roehampton and Robin Le Brun)|
What can schools do to reduce growing social, ethnic and gender gaps? Liz Moorse (ACT), Michelle Codrington-Rogers (Teacher), Hans Svennevig (UCL IOE), Matteo (Shout-Out)