1. Seminar with Associate Professor Anne-Rigt Poortman from the the Dept. of Sociology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands who gave this seminar while she was a visiting academic at ISSR.
    The study she presented distinguishes between: (1) marriage in community of property, (2) marriage with prenuptial agreements, (3) cohabitation with a contract/registered partnership, and (4) non-legal cohabitation in the Netherlands.
    "These legal arrangements have important implications for gender inequality and children’s life chances, and are indicative of individualization and institutionalization of relationships," she said.
    She used Dutch survey-data from 1995 and 2002-4,cohabitation contracts and prenuptial agreements are found to have become more common in this period.
    Associate Professor Poortman specializes in family sociology and social demography. She is particularly interested in divorce and separation, new relationship types and legal aspects of partner relationships.

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  2. "The general public and scholars alike expect that unemployment will lead to increased crime. At the heart of such explanations are utilitarian explanations for crime and delinquency; those without adequate incomes will turn to crime to satisfy wants and needs. Interestingly research on unemployment and crime has yielded very mixed results," Professor Robert Cruthchfeld.

    The seminar presents a more complex explanation of the connection between work and crime, the labour stratification and crime approach, offers an opportunity to make sense of past ambiguous research results and provide a better understanding of how labour market patterns can help to explain both young adult crime and juvenile delinquency.

    Professor Crutchfeld is professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. His research interests include the effects of labor markets and employment on crime, neighborhoods, social disorganization, and race and ethnic stratification.

    Read interview witih him, http://www.issr.uq.edu.au/news/employment-crime-connection

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  3. The seminar presented by Professor Brian Head, the Policy Analysis Program Leader at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), discussed the outcomes of an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant of 2010-13 that had nine public sector industry partners and involved a further twelve collaborating agencies .

    Link
    http://www.issr.uq.edu.au/news/are-policy-makers-interested-academic-social-research

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ISSR - social science research

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has a series of seminars each year. They are a forum for visiting international scholars to present their research and for researchers withing the Institute to communicate their research to the Institute,…


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