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Patterns of care: a study of family demography

Principal researcher

Dr Meredith Tavener

Type of research

Postdoctoral research

Research Focus/ Expertise

Social gerontology, societal ageing, women’s retirement, baby boomer stereotypes, healthy ageing, family demography, caregiving, identity, narrative analysis, mixed methods research.


Netherlands, Groningen

In June 2010, Meredith submitted her first proposal to conduct analyses on LifeLines baseline data, to explore the self-reported quality of life for those participants who identify as caregivers. This proposal represents Stage I of a wider programme of research into "Family Demography: Patterns of Care."

Meredith has also been supervising Bachelor students, who are conducting qualitative interviews (in collaboration with Humanitas) to explore issues of informal care in Groningen.

Last modified:03 November 2014 1.50 p.m.