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Two Fully-Funded PhD Studentships (ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership)

Organisation: Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton
Location: Southampton
Website: www.southampton.ac.uk/ageing
Contact Email: a.vlachantoni@soton.ac.uk
Deadline: 31 January 2018

Please see below information on two fully-funded PhD studentships available through the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership in the Department of Gerontology, University of Southampton.
Silver Splitters: Partnership dissolution and re-formation in later life

Supervisory Team: Professor Maria Evandrou, Dr Athina Vlachantoni

Although the divorce rate in the UK amongst the population of all ages has been falling over the past two decades, the likelihood of experiencing divorce at ages 60 and over has been rising. The project will use two ESRC investments, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Understanding Society, in order to develop partnership history trajectories to explore the potential consequences of partnership dissolution and re-formation for older individuals’ financial circumstances, mental and physical health and social networks.

For more information: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SCDTP946817CC

Is caring good for your health?

Supervisory Team: Dr Athina Vlachantoni, Dr Elizabeth Webb, Prof. Maria Evandrou

Informal care provision is an increasingly common experience in individual life courses. To date, research on the association between care provision and the carer’s health has produced mixed findings, depending on the characteristics of care provision taken into account. The aim of this exciting research is to examine the evidence of a causal relationship between informal care provision and the carer’s health status over time, using a range of indicators relating to the caring activity and health, by conducting longitudinal analysis on data from waves 1-7 of Understanding Society. The project will take place in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Ageing, the ESRC Centre for Population Change and AgeUK.

For more information: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SCDTP878517CC

For more information on the first project: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SCDTP946817CC

For more information on the second project: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SCDTP878517CC