Guest Blog Post

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‘It’s bringing new life in’ Teenage parents and inter-generational values of family life

Posted on 30 June 2017 by WISERD

WISERD was joined by Dr Sally Brown from Edinburgh Napier University for the latest Civil Society Seminar, which looked at teenage pregnancy and intergenerational relations. Read her blog to discover more about the findings from her qualitative interviews with teenage mothers and mothers-to-be from different generations. The paper I gave recently at WISERD stems from my
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Civic engagement in Russia

Posted on 24 May 2017 by WISERD

Professor Grigori Kliucharev recently presented as part of the WISERD Civil Society seminar series. His presentation, ‘Social and political participation in building democracy in Russia: The role of literacy programmes and educational reforms’, is based on research data on literacy, and social and political participation in Russia. This was conducted in 2014-2016 by Professor Grigori
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Running

Patterns of participation

Posted on 28 April 2017 by WISERD

WISERD PhD student, Sian Evans, recently presented her PhD research as part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. She explores whether the Omnivore Thesis can be found within the field of social participation.  The Omnivore Thesis was originally identified in the context of cultural participation – music tastes, attendance at the theatre, cinema, art
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Sheffield at night

Devolution – no strings attached?

Posted on 19 December 2016 by WISERD

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) faces considerable problems in terms of economic and social inequality. As the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) emphasises, there has been a marked decline in living standards in the UK, which is projected to continue. The Sheffield City Region has the highest concentration of those in work and paid below
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