Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Basé à l'Institut de l'Education (IOE) de Londres mais bénéficiant du statut de centre de ressource du Conseil de la recherche économique et social (ESRC), le centre assure le suivi de trois grandes cohortes britanniques (1958, 1970, 2000), depuis la naissance puis à travers toutes les étapes de leur vie.
The studies involve multiple surveys of large numbers of individuals from birth and throughout their lives. They have collected information on education and employment, family and parenting, physical and mental health, and social attitudes. Because they are longitudinal studies that follow the same groups of people throughout their lives, they show how histories of health, wealth, education, family and employment are interwoven for individuals, vary between them and affect outcomes and achievements in later life. Through comparing the different generations in the three cohorts, we can chart social change and start to untangle the reasons behind it. Findings from the studies have contributed to debates and enquiries in a number of policy areas over the last half-century including: education and equality of opportunity; poverty and social exclusion; gender differences in pay and employment; social class differences in health; changing family structures; and anti-social behaviour.
mot(s) clé(s) :
histoire de l'éducation
théorie de l'éducation