Career decision-making among young people in Ireland

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February 7, 2023
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Inequality in the pathways young people pursue after leaving school has been well established in Ireland and elsewhere. However, less is known about the kinds of information young people draw on in making their decisions. This research looks at who young people talk to about their future pathways and what kinds of activities they engage in, such as attending college open days. It focuses on whether these sources of information and guidance activities vary by family social background and the social mix of the school they attend.