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    Living Longer and the Changing Lifecourse

    Overview

    This research assessed how young adults' transitions to independent living and housing pathways have responded to recent social change: including the expansion of higher education, economic recession, and the increased unaffordability of housing. We examined how young adults' parental backgrounds and profiles of education and employment related to their ambitions and successes in achieving residential independence in the UK. We also considered how these relationships were modified by gender and ethnicity. We delivered policy and practitioner relevant research through the exploitation of the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Survey (UKHLS) and other surveys. This approach provided a timely opportunity to re-conceptualise young people's housing pathways after a period of considerable political, economic and social change. Understanding trends in young adults' living arrangements is required for marital status and household projections. Furthermore, welfare policies differentially affect housing careers by gender and parenthood status. This project explored the potential impact of recent welfare reforms, such as the extension in the age range affected by the limit to housing benefit, resulting from the shared accommodation rate for men and women.

    Publications & Activities

    Young Adults, Economic Precariousness and Housing
    Workshop on UK Population Change and Housing across the Lifecourse (2015). (University of St Andrews)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Young Adults, Economic Precariousness and Housing
    Llakes Conference: The crisis for contemporary youth-opportunities and civic values in comparative, longitudinal and inter-generational perspective (2015). (School of Oriental and African Studies, London )
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Educational Aspirations among UK Young Teenagers: Exploring the role of gender, class and ethnicity
    A one-day symposium on: Ethnicity and educational inequality: The role of aspirations (2015). (University of Bristol)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Economic precariousness and young adults' housing transitions in the UK.
    Deconstructing Generation Rent: Young People's Housing Options and Future Welfare (2015). (ICOSS Building, University of Sheffield)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Economic precariousness and young people's housing transitions
    Young adults: Living and Learning in Recessional Times (2014). (BSA Meeting Room, London)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Aspirations and Realities for Living and Learning in the UK
    Young adults: Living and Learning in Recessional Times (2014). (BSA Meeting Room, London)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Berrington A, Stone J, (2014) Chapter 11 - Young adults' transitions to residential independence in Britain: the role of social and housing policy in Young People and Social Policy in Europe - Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis
    Palgrave Macmillan

    Economic insecurity and the transition to parenthood in the UK
    British Society for Population Studies Conference 2014 (2014). (Winchester)
    Authors: Berrington A, Stone J,

    Young adults' living arrangements: The impact of economic uncertainty on leaving and returning home in the UK
    Seminar on the effects of the crisis on young people (2014). (Brussels)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Young adulthood: Aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century
    Making the 'Precariat': Unemployment, Insecurity and Work-Poor Young adults in Harsh Economic Conditions Conference (2014). (University of Leicester)
    Authors: Berrington A, Roberts S, Tammes P,

    Ethnic Differences in Pathways Out of the Parental Home: Second Generation Migrants in the U.K.
    Population Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting (2014). (Boston, MA)
    Authors: Berrington A, Tammes P, Roberts S,

    Economic precariousness and leaving the parental home
    European Population Conference 2014 (2014). (Budapest, Hungary)
    Authors: Tammes P, Roberts S, Berrington A,

    Pathways out of the parental home among young second-generation migrants in the UK
    BSPS 2013 (2013). (University of Swansea)
    Authors: Berrington A, Tammes P,

    Economic precariousness and living arrangements among young adults in the UK
    BSPS 2013 (2013). (University of Swansea)
    Authors: Tammes P, Roberts S, Berrington A,

    Transitions to residential independence among young second generation migrants in the UK: The role of ethnic identity
    IUSSP 2013 (2013). (Busan, Korea)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Young Adulthood: Aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century
    ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Two Day Networking Event (2013). (British Library, London)
    Authors: Berrington A, Roberts S, Tammes P,

    The Role of Global Recession in Increasing Inequalities in Young Adults' Ability to Maintain Residential Independence
    ESA 2013 (2013). (Turin, Italy)
    Authors: Berrington A, Tammes P, Roberts S,

    Keynote Speaker: Changing dynamics of young adults' household transitions: what can we learn from BHPS and Understanding Society?
    Understanding Society Research Conference (2013). (University of Essex)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Changing living arrangements and household formation, a review
    Estimating future household formation; a BSPS day meeting (2013). (LSE, London)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    The Gendered Impact of Welfare Policies on Young Adults' Housing Transitions Following Partnership Dissolution in the UK
    Social Policy Association Annual Conference 2013 (2013). (University of Sheffield)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Gender, turning points and boomerangs: longitudinal analyses of returning home in Britain
    Invited seminar presentation (2012). (Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology, University of Warwick)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    The changing socio-economic and policy context for young adults' housing Transitions
    Young adults' housing and independent living: New insights (2012). (Local Government House, London)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Young adult's living arrangements and housing careers in the UK
    Conference on the New Demographics and the Housing System (2011). (Centre for Housing Research, University of St. Andrews)
    Authors: Berrington A,

    Changes in non-family living among young adults in the UK
    ISER Monday Seminar Series (2010). (University of Essex)
    Authors: Berrington A,