Who is The Family Commission?

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A Graham

Professor Sue Yeandle

Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds

Professor Sue Yeandle is Co-Director of CIRCLE, the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. Sue has a long-standing interest in the relationship between work, care and family life, which has been the main focus of her research and publications. Her work has explored a wide range of topics in this field, including studies designed to explore the views and experiences of carers of older, sick and disabled people and of parents of dependent children. Much of Sue’s work has been about what enables people, within families, to achieve their chosen balance between caring and employment roles – and about what happens to families when the support they need to achieve this is inadequate, or when pressures at work or at home cause disruption to family life.

Sue’s research, which has been funded by both UK and international agencies, has included studies of home and family life, of arrangements in the workplace, and of the impact of social policy. Sue’s books and publications include: Policy for a Change (Policy Press, 2009); the Carers, Employment and Services Report Series (Carers UK, 2007); Cash for Care in Developed Welfare States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); Work to Welfare: how men become detached from the labour market (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Youth Unemployment and the Family (Routledge, 1992); and Women’s Working Lives (Tavistock, 1984).

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