5-year research programme was made up of 6 strands. For further
information about each strand, please click on the required links
below, or on the menu to the right (where you can also learn more
about CAVA's ongoing research).
October 1999 - May 2000
Develops the theoretical, conceptual and methodological frameworks
for the whole programme. Also reviews existing empirical research
kinship, obligation and care; changes in households, work and welfare;
user-movements and grass-roots' organisations; existing welfare
strategies; and citizenship, democracy and welfare.
1999 - December 2003
Explores how people in Britain identify and fulfil their family
responsibilities in 4 different contexts:
1. Mothers, Care and Employment
2. Families after Divorce
3. Transnational Kinship
4. Friendship and Non-Conventional Partnerships
2000 - September 2003
Draws on research from a range of western welfare states, to mirror
the research concerns of Strands 3 and 5.
2000 - December 2003
Investigates the claims of grass-roots' organisations and trade
unions on issues affecting parenting and partnering, and the challenges
these make to the form and shape of social policy.
2003 - September 2004
Feeds research findings into Citizens' Dialogues and probes findings
through a survey with Leeds Citizens' Panel.