Stephanie Plenty

My work sits at the nexus of psychology and sociology, addressing the importance of social contexts for positive development during adolescence and young adulthood. Specific areas include motivation, mental and behavioural well-being and social integration. My work on social contexts focuses on socioeconomic and ethnic marginalisation, interpersonal relationships and school contextual effects.

At the Institute for Futures Studies I am part of the projects: Children’s living conditions in a changing society- Socioeconomic and ethnic inequality; Early labour market outcomes of young adults (YOUNGWORK) and Integration of youth in Sweden in a multidimensional perspective. Also, the CILS4EU project, a longitudinal study about the well-being and integration of youth in four European countries (Sweden, England, Germany, Netherlands). I am also a member of Swedish Level-of-Living (LNU) research group at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI). Within these projects, I examine three areas of inequality in young people’s well-being: a) socioeconomic resources b) social integration of immigrant youth, and c) labour market attachment.

Three recently published works

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