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Identifying sustainable pathways out of in-work poverty

Professor Joanna Swaffield | Social Policy | 01 January 2014

This project provides a unique and valuable opportunity for a team of social scientists from the university of york and three important employers from the york labour market (city of york council, joseph rowntree foundation/joseph rowntree housing tr ...

Urban growth and poverty in mining africa

Dr Deborah Fahy Bryceson | Area & Development Studies | 01 October 2010

After several decades of economic decline, mining's growing importance in many african economies has been welcomed, but the rate of sectoral transformation from rural agrarian to more urbanised mining economies, has not afforded sufficient time for p ...

Slavery, kinship and the politics of social exclusion in south-eastern ghana

Dr Meera Venkatachalam | Social Anthropology | 01 August 2009

The aim of this fellowship is to disseminate venkatachalam's doctoral research, which examined how the memories and vestiges of the past practice of slave-holding amongst the anlo-ewe of south-eastern ghana continue to persist in the contemporary soc ...

Global citizenship and marginalisation

Dr Maria Balarin | Education | 15 October 2008

This study seeks to explore implications of citizen marginalisation, particularly in developing countries, for current debates about global citizenship. It will be set in peru, where the research will engage young people living in conditions of margi ...

Class differences in gender employment equality in six countries

Professor Lynn Cooke | Sociology | 01 July 2008

The gender gaps in education, employment, and domestic tasks persist, despite the implementation of equal opportunity and other policies to reduce them. Women's labour force participation increased in the second half of the 21st century, but men's do ...

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