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Research highlights

Unpacking the Disability Employment Gap in the UK

To mark the UK Disability History Month, Dr Andrew Bryce talks about the research currently being undertaken at the Department of Economics, which aims to unpack the disability employment gap and identify the underlying factors explaining why the employment rate of disabled people is so low.

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Transitioning from School to Work

Photograph of secondary school classroom

Dr Gurleen Popli looks at the outcomes of young people from different ethnicities when finishing compulsory schooling, and examines the impact of socioeconomic backgrounds, aspirations, and past achievements on these outcomes.

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Dr Jesse Matheson discusses his research area 'Zoomshock'. He explains what this is, the impact it has had, and shares his advice for early career researchers.