In 1960 research was published on social change and kinship patterns in Swansea which showed how extended family networks operate. Forty years on, a group of social scientists decided to replicate the 1960 survey and track the changes that have taken place in that time.
Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Nickie Charles, one of the co- authors of the new survey to talk about the surprising ways in which family networks persist despite the instability of twenty first century life.
Does it matter that the rich are getting richer at a faster rate than anyone else? What effect does the growing disparity between rich and poor have on society at large?
Laurie Taylor explores the reasons for growth in inequality and poverty in the United Kingdom with Professor John Hills, author of Inequality and the State and Professor Ruth Lister author of Poverty.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Swansea
Social Change and the Family
Chris Harris, Nickie Charles and Charlotte Davies
Research (R000238454) funded by ESRC , part of the project:
Social change, family formation and kin relationships
Nicola (Nickie) Charles
Professor John Hills
Professor of Social Policy at LSE and Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Inequality and the State
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A Hundred Years of Poverty and Policy
John Hills (Editor), Howard Glennerster (Editor), David Piachaud (Editor)
Publisher: York Publishing Services - Joseph Rowntree Foundation
A More Equal Society?: New Labour, Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion
John Hills (Editor), Kitty Stewart (Editor)
Publisher: The Policy Press
Professor Ruth Lister
Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University,
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
The Exclusive Society: Citizenship and the Poor
Working Together Against Poverty: Involving Poor People in Action Against Poverty
Ruth Lister, Peter Beresford
Publisher: Open Services Project
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