How Children and Young People Win Friends and Influence Others

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Author: Dr Tom Cockburn and Dr Frances Cleaver, School of lnternational Studies, University of Bradford

Year: 2009

ISBN: Not allocated

This research was commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust to inform the Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland. The report is one of three strands of the Inquiry’s work that have addressed the relationship between young people and civil society.

The report explores how young people associate, formally and informally, and what the effect of this association has on their well-being. The research finds that existing social inequalities shape both the processes of association and engagement, and the outcomes. Even the most resourceful young people struggle to engage as a result of barriers and obstacles being too high.

A summary of this publication is also available.