life chances

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life chances

the material advantages or disadvantages (e.g. material rewards, and social and cultural opportunities or lack of opportunities) that a typical member of a group or class can expect within a particular society. Originally a Weberian conception, and especially associated with WEBER's analysis of class and status, the concept has also been employed by DAHRENDORF (1979). Its focus is on inequality. Perhaps the most poignant of life chances is unequal distribution of health care, and associated inequality in life expectancy
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Campbell said: "The strategy highlights the benefits of youth work in terms of increasing the life chance for young people, around treating young people with respect.
The not-for-profit organisation targets disadvantaged communities and provides a life chance for young mothers, single fathers, the long-term unemployed and, people with mental health issues.
The report stressed that in order to deliver one of its key recommendations to develop local and national life chance indicators to measure a child's physical, emotional and cognitive development, the two-year health check should be mandatory.
Through a transnational perspective in which family members and events spanning home and host countries are brought to bear on life chances, MO-TRAYL aims to re-conceptualize youth mobility and families and add a longitudinal dimension to the study of migration and life chance outcomes.
Chancellor George Osborne said: This government is determined to improve the life chances of the poorest in our society and our new Help to Save scheme will mean millions of low income savers across the country could now receive a government bonus of up to 1,200 to help them build up their savings.
But with stiff competition for jobs, many young people - especially the disadvantaged - just don't have the same chance as some of their peers to improve their life chances.
In doing so it will restrict their educational experience and their life chances.
Nothing has happened since so the government does not have the data which I suggested we should collect on the broader goal of measuring how successful we are in enhancing the life chances of poorer children.
Those schools left with the most challenging pupils, who need the most intensive support, will suffer a slow spiral of decline and their pupils will lose out on life chances.
Having classrooms with pupils from a range of backgrounds does not always boost tolerance, according to a study by the Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES) at the Institute of Education.
These cuts could potentially harm the life chances of many young people for years to come," he said.
Simple and cost effective measures like the School Uniform Grant, which ensure that all children can wear the correct uniform at school, can improve the life chances of children and families from less well off backgrounds.