Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

This volume, edited by Hartley Dean and myself, investigates the patterns, drivers and consequences of wealth and privilege as well as those of marginalisation and deprivation. The book has brought together an exciting range of scholars from different disciplines to shed light on different aspects of social advantage and disadvantage and their implications. The 17 … More Social Advantage and Disadvantage published by OUP

Turkish migration book published

A book showcasing the first research findings from the 2000 Families project on  which I am a co-investigator is now available to pre-order. The book looks at how Turkish migrants, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren have benefited from moving to Europe by comparing a range of outcomes to those of Turkish families who stayed behind. From the jobs … More Turkish migration book published

Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference

This book brings together the latest empirical evidence with a discussion of sociological debates surrounding inequality. As well as treating the core sociological topics of class, ethnicity and gender, it examines how inequalities are experienced across a wide variety of settings – education, health, geography and housing, income and wealth – and how they cumulate … More Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference

Long-term ill health, poverty and ethnicity

Long-term ill health, poverty and ethnicity presents findings from a detailed new investigation into the experiences of individuals living with long-term ill-health and their families. New in-depth qualitative material is combined with secondary analyses of national datasets to examine the ways in which long-term ill-health impacts upon different dimensions of poverty. The book explores the links between long-term … More Long-term ill health, poverty and ethnicity

Migration and social mobility

Migration and social mobility: The life chances of Britain’s minority ethnic communities – traces patterns of intergenerational social mobility for children from different ethnic groups growing up in England and Wales. Drawing on data from the ONS Longitudinal Survey, this report focuses on children born between the late 1950s and mid 1970s.Measures of their progress and class … More Migration and social mobility

Discovering child poverty

Discovering child poverty presents an overview of 200 years of investigation into and responses to the plight of poor children. It investigates attitudes to poor children 200 years ago and asks how child poverty emerged as both a quantifiable and urgent issue. The book includes chapters on children and work, education and child poverty research to provide the essential context … More Discovering child poverty