Impact of Family Socio-economic Status on Outcomes in Childhood & Adolescence is an ESRC funded project which will run for 5 years from April 2007. Our objective is to understand the importance of family socio-economic status/position for adolescents in today's Britain. Our primary focus is the behaviours and outcomes of individuals in late childhood and adolescence, including
The final report of the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances,conducted by Frank Field, was published on December 3rd 2010. The report sets out a new approach to meeting the Government’s target of abolishing child poverty. The report draws heavily on numerous pieces of work conducted by Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan, Elizabeth Washbrook and other members of the IFSSOCA team. More details.
Academics working on this grant have recently completed a project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looking at the role of beliefs, behaviours and attitudes in educational attainment.
There are 27 related sub-projects organised into 6 interlinked Strands.
Our research team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, economists, statisticians, educationalists and epidemiologists. Over 50 researchers are involved, most are based at the University of Bristol, with researchers at the Institute of Education taking the lead on Strand 2 projects and leading experts from 14 other institutions both inside and outside the UK taking key roles in one or more sub-projects.
Publications, media interest, seminar & workshop series.
This project also aims to achieve a step change in the usage of the unique Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) data resource by the social science community in the UK and overseas. The ALSPAC Social Science User Group has a separate web-site which lists user group resources and activities.