Mr Kaidong Yu

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Overview

Kaidong Yu is a current PhD student in Sociology at the University of Manchester and his project is fully-funded by the School of Social Sciences. Kaidong‘s PhD research considers working-class people’s experiences and perceptions of educational opportunities in a changing historical context. Since the 1940s there have been big changes over time in educational opportunities and the research aims to explore how different generations have negotiated this changing landscape. The research is proposed to use qualitative life-story interviews exploring family mobility across and within generations. This approach has advantages in presenting variations in working-class life-course strategies in relation to the specific contexts that shape individual decision-making including different perceptions of opportunities and inequality that result from these contexts.

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The Norbert Elias Foundation

Areas of expertise

  • HM Sociology - Higher education, Social mobility, Inequality, Norbert Elias

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2018 - Master of Arts, Contemporary Sociology, University of Leicester (2016 - 2017)
  • 2016 - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Central China Normal University (2012 - 2016)

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