Research and analysis

Social and emotional skills

Research on the links between social and emotional skills and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Documents

Overview of research findings

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Social and Emotional Skills and their Long Term Effects on Adult Life

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What works in enhancing social and emotional skills development during childhood and adolescence?

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A deep dive into social and emotional learning. What do the views of those involved tell us about the challenges for policy-makers?

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Detail

These 3 independent reports show the importance of social and emotional skills in giving young people access to professional jobs.

They also show that:

  • those from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to develop good social and emotional skills than others
  • this ‘skills gap’ opens up in childhood and remains throughout adult life