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Academic self-concept, gender and single-sex schooling in the 1970 British Cohort Study

Author:   Alice Sullivan


CLS Working Paper 2006/2 Men have more confidence in their own abilities than women in many areas, including the evaluation of their own academic abilities, or ‘academic self-concept’ (Colwill, 1982). This gender difference emerges at an early age, and has been observed among primary school children (Tizard et. al. 1988, Parsons et. al. 1976). This paper addresses the question of whether gender had an impact on academic self-concept for a cohort of 16-year olds born in 1970, and whether single sex and selective schooling had any impact on self-concept for boys or girls. We are able to use previously unanalysed data from the 1986 sweep of the longitudinal British Cohort Study 1970 (BCS70).

Date published:   03/08/2006

Date posted:   21/08/2006

Changes in women's occupations and occupational mobility over 25 years

Author:   Shirley Dex, Kelly Ward and Heather Joshi


CLS Working Paper 2006/1 This paper will review the enormous changes in women’s employment behaviour and occupational status that have occurred between 1980 and 2001. Cross-sectional data show the extent of this as there were far more women in top occupations in 2001 compared with 1980.

Date published:   05/12/2005

Date posted:   21/03/2006