Pathways into further education and work for care-experienced young people in England.

22nd November 2021 : 12:45 - 13:45

Category: Seminar

Research Group: Quantitative Methods Hub

Speaker: Dr. Neil Harrison, Department of Education, University of Oxford

Location: Mary O’Brien Room, Lady Margaret Hall (LMH)

Convener: Steve Strand

Audience: Department Staff and Students

Young people who have had experience of being in the care of the state, usually due to neglect or maltreatment, are disproportionately likely to be not in education, employment or training (or NEET) in early adulthood.  This session will outline some of the findings from the quantitative strand of a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation and due to report in January 2022:  In particular, it will use binary logistic regression to explore employment outcomes in young people’s 21st year using linked administrative data from the National Pupil Database, Individualised Learner Records and the Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset.  The analysis compares the general population with young people with different levels of engagement with the social care system, with a focus on identifying particular supporting or risk factors.