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LLAKES Centre Conference 2018
Some would argue that the prospects for millennial youth are worse than for any generation since those born at the turn of the 19th Century.
 
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LLAKES Centre Conference 2018
 
Young Adults, Inequality and the Generational Divide: Learning and Life Chances in an Era of Uncertainty
 
15-16 November 2018, London
 
Young people in many western countries face declining opportunities across various life domains, including in work, housing and welfare.  For several decades now, the ageing of populations, globalisation, and the shift in power from labour to capital, have been increasing inequalities in incomes and wealth, including between generations.  Young people have been in the front line of changes in work and welfare, and have generally suffered more than other age groups from the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing austerity.  In the UK now, with the added economic uncertainties of Brexit, some would argue that the prospects for millennial youth are worse than for any generation since those born at the turn of the 19th Century.  The LLAKES Centre Conference 2018 aimed to explore the changing opportunities structures for young adults in the context of growing inequality and economic uncertainty.
 
 
Day 1 - Thursday 15 November – Mary Ward House
 
Andy Green, Professor of Comparative Social Science and LLAKES Centre Director, UCL Institute of Education
 
Francis Green, Professor of Work and Education Economics, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 
Panel: School Reform
Melissa Benn, Writer and campaigner
John Jerrim, Professor of Education and Social Statistics, UCL Institute of Education
 
Strand 1: Young People: Perceptions, Attitudes, Civic Values and Political Engagement
 
Development of Values and Civic Engagement
 
Jan Germen Janmaat, Reader in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education
 
Volunteering: A route to Citizenship and Employability?
Rachel Wilde, Lecturer in Education, UCL Institute of Education
 
James Sloam, Reader in Politics & International Relations, Royal Holloway
 
Influence on Political Engagement
 
Social media and youth political engagement: What are we measuring and how much does it matter?
Avril Keating, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education


Bryony Hoskins, Professor of Comparative Social Science, University of Roehampton
 
Vassilis Pavlopoulos, Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Psychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
 
Strand 2: Young People: Education, Skills Inequalities and the Changing Nature of Work
 
Job Quality for Young People


Alan Felstead, Research Professor, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
 
Golo Henseke, Research Associate, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 
Ying Zhou, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, University of Surrey
 
Innovation and Productivity
 
Rebecca Riley, Director of Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, NIESR
 
Alison Fuller, Professor of Vocational Education and Work, UCL Institute of Education, Susan Halford, Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton and Kate Lyle, Research Fellow, Health Sciences, University of Southampton
 
Alan Felstead, Research Professor, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
 
Strand 3: Youth Transitions and Generational Inequalities
 
Youth and Intergenerational Mobility
 
Ingrid Schoon, Chair of Social Policy, UCL Institute of Education
 
Karen Evans, Emeritus Professor of Education, UCL Institute of Education
 
Alice Sullivan, Professor of Sociology, UCL Institute of Education
 
Young People and the Great Recession
 
Michela Franceschelli, Lecturer in Sociology, UCL Institute of Education
 
Maria Sironi, Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology, UCL Institute of Education
 
Greta Morando, ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, Economics Department, Royal Holloway
 
Day 2 – Friday 16 November – Senate House
 
Keynote: Improving opportunities and life chances for young people – the challenge for policy makers
Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrat party and the MP for Twickenham
 
Keynote: How more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everybody’s wellbeing
Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences, University of York
 
Panel: Repairing the generational contract
Georgia Gould, Cllr for Kentish Town Ward & Leader of Camden Council
 
Strand 1: Young People: Perceptions, Attitudes, Civic Values and Political Engagement
 
Brexit: voting behaviour and attitudes
 
David Kingman, Senior Researcher, Intergenerational Foundation
 
Gabriella Melis, Research Associate, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 
Sir John Curtice, Professor of Politics, University of Strathclyde and Senior Research Fellow, NatCen
 
Radicalisation: different policies in different states
 
Fabien Carrié, Doctor of Political Science, Paris Nanterre University
 
Carol Vincent, Professor of Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
 
Strand 2: Young People: Education, Skills Inequalities and the Changing Nature of Work
 
Young People’s Labour Markets
 
Francis Green, Professor of Work and Education Economics and Golo Henseke, Research Associate, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 
Pauline Leonard, Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton
 
Schools, Skills and Inequalities
 
Nic Pensiero, Research Officer, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 
Tarek Mostafa, Policy Analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
 
Anna Vignoles, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge
 
Strand 3: Youth Transitions and Generational Inequalities
 
Intergenerational Inequalities
 
Youth, education and deschooling from above
Stuart Tannock, Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, UCL Institute of Education
 
Dan Tomlinson, Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation
 
Nikos Papadakis, Professor of Political Science, University of Crete
 
Youth Transitions and Lifelong Learning
 
Young people's labour market transitions: the role of early experiences
Richard Dorsett, Professor of Economic Evaluation, University of Westminster
 
Martin Weale, Professor of Economics, King's College London
 
Geoff Mason, Visiting Professor, LLAKES Centre, UCL Institute of Education
 

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