Steven Roberts and Robert MacDonald
Steve Roberts is Lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent's School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR). He is co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's 'Youth Study Group' and a board member of the European Sociological Association's 'Youth and Generation Research Network'. His research interests are, but is primarily focus on youth the ways in which social class and gender shape, influence and constrain young people's transitions to adulthood independence and their experiences of education, employment, consumption and the domestic sphere.
School of Social Policy
Sociology and Social Research
University of Kent
Gillingham Building, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4AG
Robert MacDonald is Professor of Sociology. His research interests lie in the sociology of youth and of economic life. His publications include Youth, the 'Underclass' and Social Exclusion (as editor), Snakes and Ladders: Young People, Transitions and Social Exclusion and Poor Transitions (both as co-author). With Jane Marsh, he has recently published Disconnected Youth? Growing up in Poor Britain (Palgrave, 2005).
University of Teesside
School of Social Sciences