Thanks to everyone who took part in our international conference last week. Our events continue with two seminars from the Gender Based Violence Research Network on children, child contact and domestic abuse in Edinburgh and Glasgow on 18th and 19th June.

And later this month join Professor Peter Brandon from University at Albany, State University of New York, USA to consider whether living alone means being lonely:

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Living alone is on the increase across many countries, and at ages typically associated with living with partners and children. In popular depictions, living alone is often associated with being lonely. In this seminar Peter Brandon considers the implications of this trend to living alone and the extent to which this means being alone.
Peter Brandon is Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, the State University of New York. He has conducted research on the dynamics of welfare, poverty, and income inequality, family change and variation, child and family wellbeing, and the economic and social organisation of households. Brandon has also researched issues concerning immigrant children and families. Currently, he is evaluating the long-term effects of the mid-1990s welfare reforms in the United States, studying childcare provisions for children with disabilities, examining allocations of time within and across households, and charting the spatial distribution of non-profit social services in New York City.

CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, 25 June • 1-3pm

 

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