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Professor Jonathan Gershuny FBA

Sociology Social Policy and Administration Economic Sociology
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About this Fellow

Jonathan Gershuny is Professor of Economic Sociology in the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He is the Director the Centre for Time Use Research funded 2014-2019 by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council and a Centre Grant from the ESRC. He was previously a Statutory Professor of Sociology and Head of the Oxford Sociology Department. He won the Silver Medal of the Market Research Society in 1986, and gave the first Millennium Lecture at 10 Downing Street in 1999. His 1977 doctorate from the University of Sussex was in History and Social Studies of Science, and he spent the first ten years of his academic life as a Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit at Sussex. In 1984, aged 34, he was appointed to a professorship at University of Bath, becoming Head of the School of Social Sciences, before moving to Oxford in 1990. He was the Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, and the Principal Investigator of the British Household Panel Study from 1993 to 2006, and continues as Principal Investigator of the Multinational Time Use Study.

Website: http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/People/sites/Jonathan.Gershuny/SitePages/Biography.aspx

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Economic Sociology, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Fellow, Senior Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1974 - 1984
  • Professor of Sociology, University of Bath, 1984 - 1990
  • Fellow, Nuffield College University of Oxford, 1990 - 1993
  • Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, 1993
  • Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Professor of Sociology, University of Essex, University of Essex, 1993 - 2006
  • Loughborough University, Loughborough University, 1972 - 1974
  • Professor of Economic Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 2006

Publications

Too Many Zeros: a Method for Estimating Long-term Time-use from Short Diaries Annals of Economics and Statistics 105-106, 247-271 January-June 2012

1970

Historical Changes in the Household Division of Labour Demography , 25(4), 537-552 Nov-88

1970

National Utility: measuring the enjoyment of activities European Sociological Review 29 (5):996-1009 2013

1970

After industrial society? The emerging self-service economy 1977

1970

Social innovation and the division of labour 1984

1970

Changing times: work and leisure in post-industrial societites 2000

1970

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