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Richard

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TRAVEL

NETWORKER

FAMILY SUPPORT

WELL RESOURCED

SOCIAL MOBILITY

LIFESTYLE AMBITIONS

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Male

Location:

Commuter Belt

Interview age:

15-22

Class:

MC

Ethnicity:

White Caucasian

Richard comes from a middle class family whose type of creative occupation has not always proved the most financially secure. Nevertheless, they have always given strong support to their son in whatever he chose to do. This was not straightforward as he made several false starts at courses he thought might interest him, and then abandoned education temporarily and took some dead end jobs, while trying to settle on something. At times his laid back approach appeared to put him in danger of not finding anything. Then, almost by accident, he came across the course that he finally committed himself to, that seemed to incorporate things that he wanted in life, such as travel, and the potential to earn a lot of money while doing something enjoyable. It proved expensive but this was met by bank and family loans. Being a good networker and with some useful contacts, Richard has managed to pursue this occupation, although like others, his opportunities are affected by the current recession. He has enjoyed a few relationships, but none he would commit to, he has not met the right person and is certainly not ready to settle down as yet.

 

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

11.05.98

15

SFS

2.

25.05.99

16

SFS

3.

21.03.00

17

SFS

4.

13.12.00

18

SFS

5.

19.10.03

21

SFS

6.

02.12.04

22

SFS

OTHER DATA

Focus Group 21/11/97

Questionnaire 1

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