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Abstract title Beliefs, Exams and Social Media: A Study of Girls and Boys in the UK
Author Marina Della Giusta, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom (Presenting Author)
Co-author(s) Sarah Jewell, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Danica Vukadinovic- Greetham, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Topic Education, Training and Human Capital (J24, J31, I2)
Keywords human capital, beliefs, gender, social networks, s, J16, J24
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We build on literature addressing the factors influencing teen’s expectations of going to university (Anders and Micklewright, 2015) and on the shaping of beliefs in social networks (Corazzini et al, 2010; Algan et al, 2015) and make use of two samples of boys and girls, on drawn from the UK household panel survey (Understanding Society) and the other from an evolving network of Twitter users, to study the evolution of beliefs about the labour market in teens that make intensive use of social media and the effect of moods around General Secondary Compulsory Education (GSCE) exams.