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Jane Parry

Jane Parry

Lecturer in Gerontology, University of Southampton

I am a sociologist of work, and am particularly interested in what work means to people, how this changes over the lifecourse, and inequalities in people's experiences of work.

My PhD looked at how Welsh coalmining communities had responded to the labour market restructuring which followed the 1984/85 Miners' Strike, and prompted a long-standing interest in occupational attachments and how these shift and interact with unpaid work. In the 2000s I worked in the Employment Group at the Policy Studies Institute, focusing on disadvantage and evaluations of labour market programmes.

I am currently researching flexible working in later life from an employer perspective, and developing research interests around the work of blogging.

Flexible working: lessons from the great work-from-home mass experiment

Dec 19, 2020 09:51 am UTC| Life

For years, politicians and employers alike have talked up the promise of flexible working. And it looked like change was happening. Last year, the UK government announced a consultation around whether flexible work...

If the UK is going to make more people retire later, it needs to get creative

Jul 20, 2017 16:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The UK government has made a surprise announcement that the rise in state pension age to 68 is to be phased in from 2037, instead of 2044. Made just days before the end of an unusually troubled parliamentary session, it is...

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Economy

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Foxconn to build $270 million Vietnam plant for Apple's MacBooks, iPads

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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A new year means a new lineup of MacBook Pro laptops, and it appears that Apple has a few more things planned than just the routing CPU upgrades. The company is reportedly planning to bring back MagSafe charging while...
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