Lucinda Platt

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    Integrating the next generation: how school composition affects inter-ethnic attitudes

Integrating the next generation: how school composition affects inter-ethnic attitudes

Drawing on new research, Simon Burgess and Lucinda Platt argue that greater mixing of pupils from different ethnicities would be beneficial for social integration.

Social cohesion is high on the political agenda. Understanding how to foster social integration is central to the recently-published Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper and to the Mayor of London’s Social Integration Strategy. A particular interest […]

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    The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities

The ethnic concentration of a neighbourhood has varying effects on employment prospects for men and women across different ethnicities

There are longstanding debates about whether neighbourhood segregation of ethnic minorities promotes minorities’ economic success or whether it constrain opportunities. Here, Carolina V. Zuccotti and Lucinda Platt show that growing up in a neighbourhood with a higher proportion of those from the same ethnic group as you can have both positive and negative consequences: these play out differently for […]

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    Judicial review provides value for money and an important route to fair treatment for individuals

Judicial review provides value for money and an important route to fair treatment for individuals

The process through which legal redress may be obtained against public authorities is often criticised as being politicised, of little value to claimants, and burdensome on public bodies. Based on the largest empirical study of judicial review outcomes to date, Varda Bondy, Lucinda Platt and Maurice Sunkin explain how judicial review can actually benefit claimants, and improve policy and […]

Being a parent – before and after a split

When examining the issues surrounding the high rates of separation and divorce in the UK, much attention has been focused on the negative effects a split has on any children who are involved. In response, there has been increasing policy interest in facilitating regular and meaningful contact between the children and the parent who moves out as the result […]