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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: Rendered invisible by official statistics: Polish workers and informal care and welfare networks in NE England.

Presented by Lucy Szablewska, Department of Geography, Durham University

2 March 2016 13:00 in CLC407

I am carrying out qualitative research into the lived experiences of intergenerational kinship care and informal welfare networks from the perspective of transnational Polish workers and their households in NE England and Poland. One of the research aims is to shed light on broader issues - such as population aging - which are rendered largely invisible in the current debate over welfare and citizenship in the European Union. However, quantitative researchers may think this sort of research is irrelevant due to the small sample size. I will explain why I think my research is valuable, and ask how statisticians would approach the topic and measure ‘informal care’, and what the challenges of and possibilities for collaboration between quantitative and qualitative researchers in this particular field are.

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