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The study aims to gather evidence about the transitions young people make from secondary and tertiary education or training to economic roles in early adulthood.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Young person's family background, parental socio-economic status, personal characteristics, attitudes, experiences and behaviours, attainment in education, parental employment, school (s) the young person attends/has attended, the young person's post-16 plans.
England, academic achievement, adolescents, adoption, advanced level examinations, advanced supplementary level examinations, age, alcohol consumption, antisocial behaviour, apprenticeship, aspiration, assault, attitudes, birth weight, bullying, business and technology, education council awards, cannabis, care of dependants, careers guidance, chat rooms, child care, children, choice, chronic illness, city and guilds of london institute awards, clubs, coeducational schools, comprehensive schools, computer applications, computer software, computers, counsellors, cultural identity, debts, decision making, degrees, disabilities, driving, economic activity, educational attendance, educational background, educational choice, educational courses, educational fees, educational grants, educational guidance, educational information, educational institutions, educational integration, educational libraries, educational opportunities, educational standards, educational tests, electronic games, electronic mail, emotional states, employees, employers, employment, employment history, employment programmes, english (language), english language education
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Data Available
Risk behaviours
Data collecting organization (s)
Department for Children, Schools and Families and National Centre for Social Research
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
Coverage (date of field work)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Unit of Analysis
Young people in Year 9 (or equivalent) in schools in England and their parents or carers. 15,770 households at 2004, 13,539 households at 2005, 12,439 households at 2006, and 11,449 households (plus 352 households in ethnic boost sample) at 2007.
UK Data Archive, ESDS longitudinal
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
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