How inequality in terms of housing histories is transferred into early or late ageing

Wed 12th Jun 2019

Presented by Dr Bram Vanhoutte, Quantitative Sociologist at Manchester University
SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University
12 - 2pm

Ageing in the public eye can be concentrated on a limited number of adverse events, such as loss of health, partnership and wealth. While these events tend to be thought of as part of normal ageing, they do not occur uniformly or at the same time point in the life course for all.

First we investigate how social inequalities lead to differences in the timing of these results. Secondly, attention is focussed on housing histories. Housing histories, or where you have lived over the life course, are an important but underused way to trace social trajectories, allowing us to talk about personal biographies as well as policy contexts over the life course, and how they influence ageing.


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Dr Bram Vanhoutte is a quantitative sociologist, researching the diverse experiences in ageing from an interdisciplinary perspective, bridging psychological, sociological and medical perspectives. He holds a Master’s degree in sociology (Free University Brussels, 2004) and in economics (University of Ghent, 2005), and a PhD in the Social Sciences (University of Leuven, 2011). 

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