at the University of Leeds, the ESRC Group on Care, Values and the
Future of Welfare (CAVA) was established in 1999 to deliver a five-year
research programme on changes in parenting and partnering and the
implications of these for future social policies.
the heart of CAVA's research programme is an investigation into
the values that people attach to their parenting and partnering
activities. We are interested in 'what matters' to people in these
relationships, especially as they undergo change. To this end, CAVA
has been conducting six qualitative research projects on aspects
of social change in care, relationships and family life. The research
team brings together experts from social policy, sociology, geography,
psychology, and socio-legal studies.
research portfolio has continued to expand over recent years. As
well as research funding from the ESRC, CAVA's Research Group also
carries out research funded by other bodies, notably the European
Commission, the Nuffield Foundation and the Department of Constitutional
Affairs (formerly the Lord Chancellor's Department).
here for a General Overview
of the CAVA Project
here for for Background
on CAVA's area of research
here for information on CAVA's Findings