Families, work and care: Qualitative longitudinal research and policy engagement

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Qualitative longitudinal research can make a distinctive contribution to policy discussions and to the assessment of outcomes. This article draws on research with lone-parent families over fifteen years to illustrate how change and continuity can look different over shorter and longer time periods, to discuss presenting longitudinal qualitative evidence through the selection of case studies, and to explore some of the challenges of engaging in policy debates with qualitative data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-634
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Issue number4
Early online date9 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2021

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  • Longitudinal
  • Policy engagement
  • Qualitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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