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Aspirations and opportunity structures: 13-year-olds in areas with restricted opportunities

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Abstract:

Some of the ways in which the occupational and educational aspirations and expectations of 13-year-olds are influenced by local opportunity structures are examined. The educational and occupational aspirations of 13-year-olds in contrasting local labour markets are explored, along with the ways in which their plans may be affected by living in an area with restricted opportunities. It is argued that differences in aspirations and expectations are largely explained by the socio-economic location of families rather than by the structure of the local labour market. However, 13-year-olds have an awareness of the limited nature of local job opportunities, and many realise that migration may be necessary if they are to fulfil their aspirations.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069889500760351

Affiliations: Department of Sociology, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow, G12 8RT, UK

Publication date: 1995-10-01

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