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Home Life 4: Shared Home

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 December 2011

Is there an age in which people should couple-up and settle down? Laurie Taylor visits the home of 6 young people who are extending their student sharing habits into their early thirties. What is the factor that keeps an increasing amount of people living like this - is it economics, good friendships or an antipathy towards what other people might regard as growing up? Laurie and his two sociological companions, Esther Dermott from Bristol University and Josh Richards from the University of Manchester accompany him on his investigation.
Producer: Charlie Taylor.

  • Dr Esther Dermott

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol

    Intimate Fatherhood: A Sociological Analysis
    Publisher: Routledge
    ISBN-10: 0415422620
    ISBN-13: 978-0415422628

    Displaying Families: A New Concept for the Sociology of Family Life
    Esther Dermott (Editor), Dr Julie Seymour (Editor)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN-10: 0230246133
    ISBN-13: 978-0230246133

    Find out more about Esther Dermott
  • Josh Richards

    ESRC Doctoral Research Student and Teaching Assistant at University of Manchester

    Thesis: Shared Houses, Shared Lives: privacy, intimacy and self-disclosure and their role in the negotiation of relationships in houses of multiple occupation

    Find out more about Josh Richards



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