IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: The changing impact of family background on political engagement during adolescence

17 February 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Silhouette of family on the beach. Image: Jude Beck via Unsplash

In this webinar, Germ Janmaat will examine how the impact of family background on young people’s political engagement changes during adolescence and early adulthood.

This event is free.

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Germ Janmaat

For more information and to register for this webinar, please contact Germ Janmaat to receive joining instructions.

Germ will assess the explanatory power of three perspectives on the development of political engagement over the life course.

The purpose of the event is to inform scholars and a wider audience about Germ's research for a Nuffield funded project on the role of educational tracks in influencing social inequality in political engagement. 

This seminar will include a 40 minute presentation and a 20 minute Q&A session.

LLAKES research seminar series

The Centre for Research on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES) offer both early career and more established scholars an opportunity to present the findings of their latest research to a mixed audience of academics, practitioners and policy makers. LLAKES is particularly interested in presentations about skills development, educational inequality and the social outcomes of education.


Image: Jude Beck via Unsplash

About the Speaker

Germ Janmaat

Professor of Political Socialization at the UCL Institute of Education

Germ's research concentrates on the effect of education, broadly conceived, on civic values and behaviors, such as tolerance and political engagement.

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