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About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of Family Demography, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Bonar-Macfie Professor of Political Economy, University of Glasgow, 1991 - 1994
  • Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, 1994 - 2011
  • , Department of Sociology, Oxford, 2011

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2000 - 2003


From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage 2012

The political economy of demographic change: causes and implications of population trends in Great Britain 1983

Lone parenthood: an economic analysis 1991

An economic analysis of the family 2003

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Professor David Buckingham

Children, young people, media and education: media use, civic participation, consumerism, youth culture, sexuality, media literacy, media regulation, identity

Professor Melanie Bartley

Research on unemployment, social inequality, gender and other social determinants of health over the life course

Professor Michael Mann

Comparative and historical sociology: the history of power in human societies; fascism and ethnic cleansing

Professor Jane Waldfogel

The impact of public policies on poverty, inequality, and child and family well-being, both within and across countries