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Sociology Research


This project is led by Professors Jacqueline Scott and Sarah Franklin and helps address three interlinked projects concerning (in)fertility, education and reproductive health.  The first involves a large-scale quantitative analysis of the differential patterns of fertility by education, in the UK.  The second uses cross-national European data to explore how UK fertility intentions and outcomes compare with those of other European countries, with markedly different policies.  The third looks at changing infertility policies in the UK, and inequities of access to fertility treatment. Overall these lines of inquiry will contribute to the reseach of the Philomathia Foundation and will focus on the application quantitative methods to understand public policy, as well as informing the Cambridge Strategic Initiative on Public Health.

Image: 'B0009940 Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), artwork' by Wellcome Images [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0].