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

Women’s income and inequality

Gendered income inequalities and ethnic group differences is a presentation for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which builds on work carried out for the Government Equalities Office and a paper on inequality commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It was presented on February 17, 2015. Download the presentation Photo credit: ‘Working’ Stefan

Occupational aspirations amongst children

Nurse or mechanic? Explaining sex-typed occupational aspirations amongst children  investigates the role of parental socialisation and children’s agency in the formation of sex-typed occupational preferences using data for British children aged 11 to 15. Access the article from the Social Forces journal website Photo credit: Christian Heilmann  

Long-term ill health and work

Long-term ill health and the social embeddedness of work: a study in a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality explores the work experiences of long-term sick people in East London, a post-industrial, multi-ethnic locality. It demonstrates how the individual experiences of long-term sickness and work are embedded in social relations of class, generation, ethnicity and gender, which shape people’s formal … More Long-term ill health and work

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