Dr Mizen is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Warwick. He has published widely in the areas of children's work, youth unemployment and training, including Young People, Training and the State, (Cassell 1995) Dr Pole is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leicester. He previously worked for NFER and the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research. His publications include: Assessing and Recording Achievement: A New Approach in School (OUP 1993) and two edited volumes for RoultldgeFalmer on key issues in primary and secondary education (1996) . Ms Angela Bolton is an associate fellow at the University of Warwick. She was Project Officer at the National Association for the Education of Sick Children.
All are involved in dissemination of material from a recently completed research project entitled Work, Labour and Economic Life in Late Childhood funded under the Economic and Social Research Council