Event: Radical Statistics conference: Is Britain Pulling Apart? 8th March, Manchester

Is Britain Pulling Apart?
Saturday 8th March 2014, 9am – 5pm
Mechanics Institute, Manchester
103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD

This conference is part of the RadStats weekend which also includes:

Friday 7th        17:00 – 21:00     Welcome reception, Humanities Bridgeford Street , Manchester University

Sunday 9th      10:00 – 12:00       Radical Statistics AGM

Sunday 9th      12:30            Feminist tour of radical Manchester beginning at the Mechanics Institute

Programme on 8th March

8:30 Coffee & Registration

9:25        Introduction and welcome from Tarani Chandola

9:30        Is Britain Pulling Apart? Findings from the analysis of social distance:

Paul Lambert, University of Stirling

Paul is the Principal Investigator on this ESRC funded project.  The study analyses the benefits, utilisation and stratification of social capital in the UK. It will pull apart the often conflicting dimensions of connectivity to understand which social ties hold the strongest influences; how diverse people’s networks are; levels of segregation and diversity across the multiple identities individuals possess (e.g., Christian, socialist, Times reader, swimmer); and the role of attraction and repulsion in determining whom we interact with.

Discussant: David Byrne, University of Durham

10:45       Coffee

11:15’White flight’? Evidence from the 2011 Census, and the threat to neighbourhood ethnicity and migration data beyond 2011

Nissa Finney, University of Manchester

Nissa’s work is about migration within Britain and ethnic inequalities. These themes join in her research to understand how and why internal migration experiences of ethnic groups differ, and what the consequences of this are for people and neighbourhoods. Her work uses qualitative and quantitative methods including analysis of Census data. Nissa is a Hallsworth Fellow at CCSR and a member of the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE).

12:00       Panel sessions

12:45       Lunch & Posters

1:45  The impact of austerity on gender equality

Claire Annesley, University of Manchester Claire’s work on gender equality looks at when gender equality policies get onto government agendas as well as the impact of austerity policies on equality between men and women. She is a member of the Management Committee of the UK Women’s Budget Group which produces regular gendered analysis of the impact of Government budgets, spending reviews and welfare reform.

2.45 Panel sessions

3.30 Coffee

4:00  Inequalities in well-being in later life

James Nazroo, University of Manchester

Inequality has been the primary focus of James’s research. His research on ageing has been focused on the patterns and determinants of social and health inequalities at older ages, and on routes into retirement and the impact of retirement on health and well-being. He is principal investigator (PI) of the fRaill programme, an interdisciplinary study of inequalities in wellbeing and frailty later life and will report on findings from that study. He is also co-PI of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, which is a multi-disciplinary panel study of those aged 50 and older, and part of an international ‘family’ of similar studies.

For further information and to book your place please go to www.radstats.org.uk/conference/man2014

If you have any queries please e-mail conf14@radstats.org.uk

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