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.


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Editors and affiliations

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

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