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Estelle

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP

SINGLE PARENT FAMILY

SINGING TALENT

SIBLING

DROPPING OUT

RELATIONSHIPS

EXCLUSION

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

COMMUTER BELT

Interview age:

16 - 21

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Estelle comes from a single parent working class family. She lived with her mother, with whom she had a close relationship, and her brother, with whom she had a difficult relationship because he had a number of behavioural problems. Although she left school with certain ideas of wanting to go into the care sector, she dropped out of her course, became unemployed and then drifted for some time without much notion of what she wanted. Fed up with living off her mother, she started doing mundane work in catering and then moved on to a dead end job with a distribution company, which she thought boring but liked her colleagues. Education is off her agenda, although she toyed with ideas of beauty therapy and similar courses. Relationships were always important and she had a long-term boyfriend for some years whom she thought was the one for her, until he disappointed her through his involvement with drugs. Single at last interview, she was enjoying time with her girlfriends and having an active social life.

 

Estelle's Data

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INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

14/05/98

14

SFS

2.

27/05/99

16

SFS

3.

09/03/00

16

SFS

4.

09/03/01

17

SFS

5.

07/11/02

19

SFS

6.

09/08/04

21

SFS

OTHER DATA

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