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Understanding Families Over Time

Research and Policy

  • Janet Holland
  • Rosalind Edwards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction to Timescapes: Changing Relationships and Identities Over the Life Course

  3. Relationships and Life Chances of Children and Young People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Sheena McGrellis, Janet Holland
      Pages 48-65
  4. Parenting and Family Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Karen Henwood, Fiona Shirani, Carrie Coltart
      Pages 88-105
    3. Jeni Harden, Alice MacLean, Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Lynn Jamieson
      Pages 124-141
  5. Older Lives and Times

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Joanna Bornat, Bill Bytheway
      Pages 176-193
    3. Janet Holland, Rosalind Edwards
      Pages 194-202
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About this book


Drawing on research from the Timescapes Study, this volume discusses the life chances and experiences of children and young people, parents and older generations. A unique qualitative longitudinal study forms the basis for the chapter contributions, delivering policy-relevant findings to address individual and family lives over time.


biography children gender

Editors and affiliations

  • Janet Holland
    • 1
  • Rosalind Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.London South Bank UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonUK

About the editors

Kathryn Backett-Milburn, University of Edinburgh, UK Sarah Baker, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Joanna Bornat, The Open University, UK Bill Bytheway, retired scholar, UK Carrie Coltart, independent scholar, UK Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh, UK Nick Emmel, University of Leeds, UK Jeni Harden, University of Edinburgh, UK Karen Henwood, Cardiff University, UK Kahryn Hughes, University of Leeds, UK Sarah Irwin, University of Leeds, UK Lynn Jamieson, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), UK Carmen Lau Clayton, University of Leeds, UK Alice MacLean, University of Glasgow, UK Sheena McGrellis, London South Bank University, UK Bren Neale, University of Leeds, UK Rachel Thomson, University of Sussex, UK Fiona Shirani, Cardiff University, UK Susie Weller, London South Bank University, UK

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