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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

Other Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Fellows

Professor Craig Calhoun

Social theory, political economy, and sociology addressing social movements, democratic politics and the public sphere, including nationalism, religion, secularism, universities and the history of social science

Professor Hugh Willmott

Critical studies of management; applications of social theory to management philosophies and practices; organizational change and control

Professor Tariq Modood

Theory and politics of multiculturalism, secularism, Islamophobia, racial equality; sociology of ethnic minorities in higher education and employment; with special reference to Muslims in Western Europe

Professor Emily Grundy

Health and well-being at older ages; family and household change; life course influences on health; intergenerational exchanges; demography of ageing