Families and the life course

This research cluster ties together extensive expertise on contemporary families, parenting and grandparenting with important work on the life course, in relation to understandings of older age, adulthood and youth.

Research interests

In particular group members have expertise in one or more of the following fields:

  • Adulthoods
  • Families and incarceration
  • Fathers and fathering
  • Generation and transition
  • Grandparenting and care responsibilities
  • Later life and ageing
  • Mothers and mothering
  • Transnational families
  • Youth and youth cultures.