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How historian's are using the childhood questionnaires

Laura Carter, Lecturer in British History at the University of Paris and Laura Fenton, Research Associate at the University of Manchester discuss the different ways the NSHD childhood and early adult questionnaires can be used in historical and sociological research. They will explore what your questionnaires tell us about ordinary peoples’ experiences of growing up, going to school, and becoming an adult in 1950s and 1960s Britain, and why the NSHD is so unique for this purpose.

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Laura Carter's Talk

‘Secondary education and social change in the United Kingdom since 1945’ project website: https://sesc.hist.cam.ac.uk/

Peter Mandler, The Crisis of the Meritocracy: Britain's Transition to Mass Education Since the Second World War (Oxford University Press, 2020)

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Laura Carter on laura.carter@parisdescartes.fr

 

Laura Fenton's Talk

The recently published paper using the childhood and early adulthood questionnaires:

If you would like more information about the project, please contact Laura Fenton on laura.fenton-2@manchester.ac.uk