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The study of childhood: thoughts from a family life researcher

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These reflections are based on my role as a family sociologist for over 40 years whose work has consistently included children in its gaze and has embraced families as wider social networks and intergenerational relations. It discusses the rise of childhood studies as a distinctive field and how it engages, and needs to engage, with other social domains and fields of research.
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Keywords: childhood; family research; parenting

Document Type: Commentary

Affiliations: Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Publication date: March 2020

This article was made available online on August 26, 2019 as a Fast Track article with title: "The study of childhood: Thoughts from a family life researcher".

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