IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: Adverse youth experiences and children’s development and education

28 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Primary children in lesson. Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

In this webinar, Carlijn Bussemakers will discuss her research on differences in educational attainment between children with and without adverse youth experiences, and how these vary by children’s social context.

This event is free.

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Bozena Wielgoszewska

Children’s family environment affects their development and educational opportunities in various ways. Children can benefit from the financial and cultural resources of their parents.

But adverse experiences in their family, such as parental divorce, may also affect them. It is unclear how these factors interrelate and affect children’s outcomes. 

In this webinar, Carlijn Bussemakers will discuss her research employing the Millennium Cohort Study. She will highlight the impact of adverse childhood experiences in children’s family environment and will explore how the socioeconomic position of families influences this. 

The research mentioned represents joint work with Gerbert Kraaykamp, Jochem Tolsma and Ingrid Schoon and is funded by The Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research.

QSS seminar series

In this weekly Quantitative Social Science (QSS) seminar series, speakers present research that falls under the broad umbrella of quantitative social science.


Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

About the Speaker

Carlijn Bussemakersis

PhD student at Radboud University.

Carlijn studies the long-term impact of adverse youth experiences as abuse and neglect, parental divorce and health problems.

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