Social Mobility and Labour Markets

The Social Mobility and Labour Markets Group aims to promote research on social mobility and labour, gender aspects of labour and mobility research, and the integration of PhD and early career researchers in the Cathie Marsh Institute and their schools.

At present, we have approximately 40 people aligned with our group. This includes representation from different departments in Sociology at the University and representation from PhD researchers at The University of Manchester.

Selected projects

Norms, Labour Supply and Poverty Reduction in Comparative Context

The project measures the gender impact of poverty alleviation interventions in rural India and Bangladesh and how this impact has been mediated through social norms. The project focuses on the social differentiation of attitudes about women's work. ESRC project page.