Changes and continuities in young masculinities
Experiences of and aspirations for education
Young people's transitions into the labour market
Young people's transitions out of the parental home
Social class inequalities
Steve has published widely on the ways in which social class and gender shape, influence and constrain young people’s experiences of and aspirations for education, employment, housing, consumption and the domestic sphere. His research focuses on the changes and continuities in contemporary transitions from youth to young adulthood, particularly the "missing middle" and young masculinities. He has recently been conducting research into youth homelessness and community responses to homelessness.