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Kitty

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DISENGAGEMENT FROM SCHOOL

COUPLE RELATIONSHIP

EDUCATIONAL REGRETS

FAMILY IMPORTANCE

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THE BASICS

Sex:

FEMALE

Location:

NI

Interview age:

19 - 22

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

WHITE

Kitty left school when she was 16 with six GCSEs, she enrolled at FE college but left within 6months to take up full time employment in the retail store where she had been working part time for a year or so. She was attracted by the £140 pw wage, by independence and the sense of adulthood she felt whilst at work.  Regrets in relation to her decisions around education appeared later in her trajectory, particularly as some of her friends took up and completed university courses. At 18, she returned to FE college part time to do a business related course, but unexpected fees forced her to leave before she completed her first year exams. Kitty met her long-term boyfriend (and eventually husband) when she was 17. Being in a steady relationship affected her friendship network a little, as she found it more difficult to keep up with single friends over time. She participated in some sports but involvement lessened over the years. Family relationships remained important to her and she continued to live at home with her parents and siblings while planning to buy a house with her boyfriend.

 

 

Kitty's Data

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INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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20/08/99

19

SMG

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12/04/00

19

SMG

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28/06/01

20

SMG

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12/02/03

22

SMG

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OTHER DATA

 

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