Tuesday September 22, 2020

Social status still huge factor in teen health, education, smoking and obesity levels

ESRI longitudinal study finds school achievement consistently linked to mother's educational levels

3rd November, 2016
The world according to teenagers. Pic: Pixabay

Key findings from an ESRI study of 6,000 Irish teenagers show that social status is still a big differentiator when it comes to health and educational attainment.

The Growing Up In Ireland study finds that young people from more socially disadvantaged backgrounds feel less satisfied with life, a factor that may be influenced by educational performance.

Family and health are of key importance to this age group with the lowest rating assigned to religion and politics.

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