Key contacts: Dr Stella Chatzitheochari
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Start date: 06.11.2020
End date: 06.11.2023
There is evidence that individuals who experience childhood or adult disability lag behind in educational and work outcomes. However, we still know very little surrounding the social processes and mechanisms behind these inequalities. This project aims to rectify this omission by focussing on educational and occupational pathways of disabled youth in contemporary England. By employing nationally representative longitudinal data and a longitudinal qualitative study of disabled young people, we seek to produce a novel conceptual framework for the sociological understanding of disability differentials in educational and occupational attainment, challenging perspectives that consider disadvantaged as a natural consequence of disability.