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Luu

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EARLY FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES

EXTENDED FAMILY

ETHNICITY

CREATIVE ARTS

SCHOOL TO WORK TRANSITION

ESTRANGED FATHER

COMMUNITY

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Female

Location:

Inner city

Interview age:

14 - 20

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

Viet / Chin

Luu was the eldest in a single parent Chinese family when we first met her. She worked hard and well at school, had good relationships with her teachers, and achieved good results in her exams. She was involved with her extended family culture and attended Chinese school at weekends. A determined young woman, Luu always felt strongly about caring and being responsible for her family, and defending her siblings if necessary. She was especially close to her mother, and always put money earned from her part time jobs back into the family income to help out. Her mother held her up as a role model for her sisters, which she found quite hard at times. Instead of pursuing her original career choice, and going to university, she chose to leave school after A levels and take a creative job working with children for a charity organisation, which she was guided towards by a helpful teacher. This she enjoyed, and it provided useful work experience for a subsequent and related job that gave her more flexibility of content. As an efficient, talented and confident young woman, Luu is someone people trust and confide in. Originally uninterested in boyfriends, by this time she was involved in a serious long term relationship, but was still concerned to stay at home and support her family. Meanwhile, her mother had also met someone, with whom she had a baby. Unfortunately, Luu’s relationship eventually broke up and she felt heartbroken. But through this she realised the importance of her friends who were very supportive, as was her mother. After several years, at last contact she was taking a university degree, for which she had saved up her money, but was finding it both hard and stressful, and was looking at other possibilities involving work with children.

 

Luu’s Data

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INTERVIEWS

(transcript, audio tape, mp3 file)

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

20.05.98

14

SFS

2.

07.06.99

15

SFS

3.

16.02.00

16

SFS

4.

28.11.00

17

SFS

5.

16.07.02

18

SFS

6.

25.05.04

20

SFS

OTHER DATA

Focus Group

Questionnaire 1

Questionnaire 2

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