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17:00 - 19:00 8 November 2018

Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities


London School of Economics and Political Science (link Map)
Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Our research shows that even from a very young age, when girls and boys think about what they want to be when they grow up, they tend to go for jobs where their own gender make up most of the workforce. And the jobs girls set their sights on pay on average 27 per cent or £6.49 less per hour than those their male peers aspire to.

On the other hand, while ethnic minorities, and particularly minority girls, may have high hopes of a well-paying job, in reality they do not go on to fulfil these aspirations.

At this event we will explore recent findings from two national longitudinal studies, funded by the ESRC: the Millennium Cohort Study, which has been following the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK at the turn of the century, and Next Steps, which is following around 16,000 people now in their late twenties.

This event is free to attend but guests must complete the online booking from the link below.


Centre for Longitudinal Studies,
+44 (0)20 7612 6875 | cls@ioe.ac.uk


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