Little is currently known about what factors help explain variations in cohesion among young people. This report helps fill this gap in understanding. Variations in perceptions of community cohesion among different groups of young people are described and the factors informing these variations in community cohesion are explored. These objectives are provided through multi-level statistical modelling of data from the longitudinal study of young people in England (LSYPE).
A number of studies have been commissioned to explore the relative significance of individual and community characteristics in explaining levels of cohesion. This study adds to this emerging body of evidence by looking at young people who have been central to the community cohesion agenda since its emergence but are often neglected in analysis.