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Postgraduate research project

Estimating and forecasting kinship networks of minority groups in the UK

Funding
Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
MSc with merit and 2:1 honours degree
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Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Social Sciences
Closing date

About the project

This project will involve statistical modelling and forecasting first demographic rates and later kinship structures by ethnic groups.

Kinship networks are hugely important as a source of social capital for individuals; for instance, they can provide an advantage in the job market and may supply informal care to elderly relatives with health conditions. Such kinship networks are the end result of demographic processes, and more specifically of changing rates of fertility, mortality and migration. These demographic rates vary considerably by ethnicity, and as a result, kinship networks can similarly vary across ethnic groups, with implications for poverty and inequality. This project will involve statistical modelling and forecasting first demographic rates and later kinship structures by ethnic groups.

The South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership is funded by Economic and Social Research Council.

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