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Succeeding against the odds: which factors matter?

Chair: Professor Emer Smyth (Economic and Social Research Institute)

Speakers: Professor Ingrid School (University College London), Professor Cristina Iannelli (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Adriana Duta (University of Edinburgh).

Not all young people from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds end up with poor educational and labour market outcomes. What factors contribute to their success in the face of adversity? What can we learn from them to inform the provision of services in support of disadvantaged children and young people? This webinar will focus on the protective and enabling factors, operating at individual, family and contextual levels, which lead some young people to break the vicious circle of the social reproduction of inequalities.

The webinar will include short presentations of research evidence, a response from a policy representative and an open discussion on how to enhance the opportunities and resources of disadvantaged children, families and communities.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

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