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Historical Comparative Analysis of Family and Parenting

A Feasibility Study Across Sources and Timeframes, 2009-2010

This project assessed the feasibility of conducting qualitative secondary analysis and historical comparison in order to explore people's experiences of family and parenting practices. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, it is an attempt to provide insights into the nature of social change and continuity over four decades.

The project tested sample cases across several archived classic community and family studies conducted in the 1960s.

It compared findings from the test sample classic data with those from the contemporary ESRC-funded 'Resources in Parenting' study.

The project was carried out on behalf of LSBU's Families and Social Capital Research Group.To find out more about this work search our People Finder for academics researching in this area.