Funding: Nuffield Foundation; Leverhulme Trust; EU 5th Framework
Researchers: Harper, Leeson, Aboderin and Ruicheva
Funding: Nuffield Foundation
This study combined quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore the relationships between grandmothers and their lone parent daughters in 800 single parent families. The use of grandmothers to provide child care and the experience of grandmothering were two main foci of this study.
Researchers: Harper, Smith (Social Policy); Ruicheva
Funding: EU 5th Framework
This EU funded Grandparenthood project involved teams from 6 EU countries. Led by Harper, the OIA team undertook collaborative work with Tobias (Spain) on lone mothers and grandmothers and Hagestad (Norway) on qualitative experience of grandmothering. The study also addressed replacement roles within multigenerational families.
Researchers: Harper, Aboderin and Ruicheva
Publications: Harper, S. and Ruicheva, I. Reconsidering the norm of non-interference, OIA Working Paper (in preparation).
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Commencing October 2006, this project examines the changing position of grandfathers in the UK, using both quantitative and qualitative date.
Researcher: Leeson, Mann, Khan
Funding: James Martin 21st Century School; Dane Age; Wellcome Trust
This is a collection of individual projects which address issues of family relationships and care in Europe, Asia and Africa.
A longitudinal future study examining changing expectations, attitudes and behaviours of Danish people aged over 45 since 1987.
Publications: Leeson, G 2004-6 Danish Longitudinal Future Study: Housing, Late Life Work and Retirement, Financial Security in Old Age, Social and Familial Networks, Leisure and Volunteering, Life Course Perspectives, Vol. I-VI, DaneAge, Copenhagen, 2004-6 (in Danish).
Funding: Wellcome Trust
A comparative, longitudinal study of the elderly (1996-2006), their family networks, and community structures of three communities (East and West Java, West Sumatra). In collaboration with the Center for Health Research, University of Indonesia, and Andalas University, Padang, and the Institute for South East Asian Studies, Singapore.
Publications: Kreager, P and Schroder-Butterfill, E. eds (2004) Ageing Without Children: European and Asian Perspectives, Oxford: Berghahn