Research by members of The Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations engages with socio-economic inequalities and the interplay of social experience and large scale social change, particularly in areas relating to youth, schooling, vocational and higher education, education to labour market transitions, parenting and family life, inter-generational relationships, sex and relationship education, and autism across the life course. We hold expertise in diverse methodological approaches including mixed methods and qualitative longitudinal research. FLaG offers a hub for inter-disciplinary events and collaborations. We have close links with the Inequalities Research Network.
A number of our research concerns, particularly relating to transitions and to inequalities and justice, intersect with three defining questions of our age relating to the social implications of Brexit, the Coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis. These are already shaping the future, and potential societal pathways, very profoundly. We are developing research in these areas to generate new analyses, insights and resources. We aim to inform public engagement, policy, practice and intervention in shaping more sustainable, inclusive and just social arrangements. For more information, see our research pages and keep an eye out for upcoming events.
Examples of our research projects are listed below.