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Employment trajectories and ethnic diversity

Shirley Dex and Kelly Ward

in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter considers diversity arising from the parent's varied employment hours and care combinations, which is called family economies for both couples and lone parents. It also deals with ... More


Fertility and family

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the recent ideas developed about and the cultural shifts around having babies. It explains that control over fertility has led to an increasing tendency for women to delay ... More


Analytical strategy

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen

in Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book discusses the three epistemological interests, i.e., concerns the production of contingency; concretistic interest in the description of the constitution of the operational form of a ... More


Contracts as communication

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen

in Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contracts represent a specific form of communication. They are not established primarily between individuals but between systems of communication. This chapter presents a form analysis of contracts ... More


Partnerships as tentative structural coupling

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen

in Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Partnerships can hardly be said to establish communities across boundaries, contrary to the ideals contained in the semantics of partnerships. However, they enable structural couplings between ... More


Boundaries of intimacy

Lynn Jamieson

in Families in society: Boundaries and relationships

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346438
eISBN:
9781447302292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346438.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter focuses on practices of intimacy, moving the book from an analysis of families to relationships more widely. It notes that there are contradictory claims about the meaning and ... More


Being older

Bill Bytheway

in Unmasking age: The significance of age for social research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426185
eISBN:
9781447304128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426185.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Early in life, we learn the distinction between childhood and adulthood and as we pass through the former, through educational institutions in particular, we learn to appreciate and accept the ... More


When collaborative governance scales up: lessons from global public health about compound collaboration

Chris Ansell

Chris Ansell and Jacob Torfing (eds)

in How Does Collaborative Governance Scale?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447340553
eISBN:
9781447340591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340553.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Global diseases require collaboration at multiple scales – from local to global. This article examines the experience of three international global public health partnerships – UNAIDS, the Stop TB ... More


The cost of children: parents, poverty, and social support

Esther Dermott and Marco Pomati

in Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK: Vol 1: The Nature and Extent of the Problem

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332152
eISBN:
9781447332398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332152.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of the relationship between parenting and poverty in the UK. We focus on the economising practices couple and particularly lone parents resort to in order to reduce ... More


Couples together yet apart: ‘I love you but do not want to live with you’

Elisabetta Ruspini

in Diversity in family life: Gender, relationships and social change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300939
eISBN:
9781447310877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of “living apart together” (LAT). A LAT relationship is a couple of the same or different gender, that do not live together in the same residence. Partners ... More


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