News & Outputs

19 July, 2010

Second and third volumes of the UPTAP book series now available

Edited by John Stillwell, Paul Norman, Claudia Thomas and Paula Surridge, Volume 2 contains chapters reporting the results of further projects from UPTAP Round 1 funding.  The book is entitled  ‘Spatial and social Disparities’ to reflect the contents that cover many forms of demographic inequality.  Volume 3, edited by John Stillwell and Maarten van Ham, is a collection of chapters on ‘Ethnicity and Integration’

View details of Volume 2 on the Springer web site

View details of Volume 3 on the Springer web site

1 June, 2009

First volume of new UPTAP book series published by Springer now available

The first volume of a new UPTAP book series published by Springer is now available. Edited by John Stillwell, Ernestina Coast and Dylan Kneale, Volume 1 contains chapters reporting results from some of the Round 1 projects on cross-cutting themes of fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility.

View details on the Springer website

10 March, 2008

ESRC Science Week Survey

View a powerpoint presentation of the results of the Young Persons’ Attitudes’ Survey

11 December, 2007

UPTAP Research in ESRC Publications

A number of UPTAP research projects have been cited in the recent ESRC publications ‘Britain Today’ and ‘Britain in 2008′.

The publications are a mixture of academic opinion pieces alongside informed journalistic writing. They are described as being entertaining, accessible and informative. They are widely available in high street shops nationwide.

We are very pleased to see that UPTAP research is becoming increasingly accessible to the public.

To read more about these please go to the ESRC website.

14 March, 2007

Press coverage for Dimitris Ballas

Dimitris Ballas has recently been interviewed by the Yorkshire Post newspaper on his UPTAP project, ‘Exploring geographies of happiness and well-being in Britain.’ To read the full article, please click on the link below:

1 December, 2006

All Publications to date

Li, Y, and Heath, A. (2007). Period, life-cycle and generational effects on ethnic minority success in the labour market, forthcoming in KZfSS.

Li, Y (2007) Ethnic minority men in British Labour market (1972-2005), International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.

Li, Y (2007) Employment status of first and second generation minority ethnic groups in Britain: a tale of 35 years, Britain Today.

Heath, A. and Li, Y. (2007) Measuring the size of the employer contribution to the ethnic minority employment gap, paper for National Employment Panel.

Ballas, D., Dorling, D. and Shaw, M. (2007) Societal inequality, health, and well-being, in Haworth, J. and Hart, G. (eds.) Well-being: Individual, Community, and Societal Perspectives, Palgrave, Basingstoke (publication date: April 2007).

Norman P (2006). Sociodemographic spatial change in the UK: data and computational issues and solutions. GIS Development special issue Demography & Census 10(12): 30-34

Simpson, R (2006) ‘Childbearing on Hold: A Literature Review’, Working Paper 1, CRFC, University of Edinburgh.

Simpson, R (2006) ‘Delayed Childbearing In Britain: The 1958 And 1970 Cohort Studies Compared, Working Paper 2, CRFC, University of Edinburgh.

Kauffman, E (2006) De-secularisation? Religiosity and fertility in Western Europe. Workign Paper, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Kaufmann, E. (2006) Breeding for God, cover story for Prospect magazine.

Guinea-Martin, D. and Elliott, J. (2006) Employment status and occupational segregation: using the ONS Longitudinal Study and the 1958 British Birth Cohort, Working Paper forthcoming in the series published by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London.

Smith, S and Ratcliffe, A. (2006) Fertility and women’s education: a cohort analysis, CMPO Working Paper (CMPO 06/165), CMPO, University of Bristol.

2 November, 2006

Eric Kaufmann’s work on the cover of ‘Prospects’ magazine

Eric Kaufmann’s work on religion and demography went into an article that made the cover of this month’s Prospect magazine.

1 November, 2006

Daniel Guinea-Martin’s work in ‘Labour Market Trends’ :Occupational differences between the sexes declined faster in the 1990s

The tendency for men and women to work in separate occupations declined during the 1990s to a larger extent than in earlier decades, according to an article in the December issue of Labour Market Trends. This fall took place across all ethnic groups. Occupational differences between ethnic groups also fell. The article, which looks at England and Wales, primarily uses data from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses to examine occupational segregation and inequality by sex and by ethnic group. The Census, with its almost universal coverage, is the only data source that can support analysis at this level of detail. The article notes that earlier researchers found a broadly stable situation in the level of occupational sex segregation in Britain during the 20th century, with only a slightly declining trend. The fall became more pronounced following changes in the labour market and the introduction of equal opportunities legislation in the 1970s. The decline was greater between 1991 and 2001 than it had been between 1981 and 1991, partly because of the increase in the number of men and women working in service-related occupations (in which larger proportions of women have traditionally been employed). The research also found that in each ethnic group, other than Bangladeshis, men tended to work in better-paid occupations than women. However, the degree of male advantage decreased for most ethnic groups between 1991 and 2001, as did the relative advantage of White people compared with ethnic minority groups. By 2001 Indian men and women and Black Caribbean and Chinese women tended to be in better-paid occupations than their White counterparts.

Reference: Blackwell, L. and Guinea-Martin, D. (2005) Occupational segregation by sex and ethnicity in England and Wales, 1991 to 2001, An analysis of trends in occupational difference and inequality, Labour Market Trends, 113(12): 501-516–discontinued-/volume-113–no–12/occupational-segregation-by-sex-and-ethnicity-in-england-and-wales–1991-to-2001.pdf