Social exclusion in adolescence

This project aims to investigate social exclusion among young people (aged 8-17) – the risks of exclusion they face, the assets mobilised to support their inclusion, their lived experiences in the context of these risks and assets, and outcomes that matter for their overall life chances. Applying a social exclusion framework to existing cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data, and informed by in-depth qualitative research with young people, the project will investigate which risks, assets and experiences are most closely related to outcomes, and how these vary age and gender. The project will provide a new understanding of the relationship between social exclusion and outcomes in adolescence, and entry points for policy intervention.