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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Research themes

Our research areas cover a wide range of themes:

Gerontology: ageing in developing and transitional societies, diversity in later life and ethnic minority ageing, health and social care, income and pensions, paid work and informal caring, retirement prospects of future generations of elders, social networks and informal support

Economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometric theory and applied economics

Politics and International Relations: citizenship, democracy, social movements, globalisation, security, human rights and environmental politics

Social Statistics & Demography: sample survey theory and methods, demography and living standards and statistical modelling 

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology: social divisions and social cohesion, community and identity, long-term change, globalisation, work, families and relationships ageing, and comparative social policy

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