The Bauman Institute based here in the School of Sociology and Social Policy has this week launched a new project aimed at assessing the barriers and opportunities of crowdfunding as a method of alternative financing for public sector bodies looking to fund new socially-beneficial projects.
Third year student Fiona Powell was one of 12 inspiring students to share their stories of engagement at Leeds. Fiona talked about her placement at the Department of Health, through her experience of Q-Step, a programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training in the UK.
New research shows that parents of disabled children provide the equivalent of three full-time jobs in hours of caregiving per week
A recent study conducted by Dr Lisa Buckner shows that parents of disabled children are routinely providing over 100 hours of care per week - the equivalent of working three full-time jobs. However, unlike workers in employment, they do not receive benefits such as sick pay, regular holidays or a pension.
- A workshop on Life course dynamics, health inequalities and accumulations of dis/advantage - 13 December 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 | Workshop
- Rural Urban Migration and Policy Intervention in China - Migrant Workers' Coping Strategies - 6 December 2017, 12:00 - 13:30 | Seminar
- Open Day - BA Social Science (extended degree programme) - 2 December 2017, 10:00 - 15:00 | Open Day
- A workshop on Inequalities in Labour Markets – international and comparative research - 29 November 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 | Workshop
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