Event Date: 26 April 2013
Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1H 0PD
The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents:
Living Apart Together: A Multi-Method Analysis
What Have We Learnt?
A seminar to discuss the findings of an ESRC funded research project
About 10% of adults in Britain today are in a relationship but not living with their partner. This seminar presents findings from a major ESRC funded research project about the phenomenon of “living apart together”. The research involved a national representative survey, a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews, and a psychosocial study, using the biographical-narrative interpretive method. The seminar will be of interest to researchers and practitioners interested in family and personal life, households, couple relationships and biography, and the use of mixed methods.
Welcome and introduction by Professor Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck).
Professor Simon Duncan (Bradford University) – Overview of the project
Miranda Phillips (NatCen Social Research) – How many people are living apart together, and who are they?
Professor Simon Duncan (Bradford University) – Why do people live apart together, and how do they manage it practically?
Professor Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck) – How do people talk about living apart together in the context of the rest of their lives, and what do they feel about it?
Panel discussion – responses to the project
Anne Barlow (Exeter University), Nickie Charles (Warwick University), Penny Mansfield (OnePlusOne) & Jacqui Gabb (Open University).
Followed by audience Q&A with the research team
Jacqui Gabb’s powerpoints: