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Dr Karon Gush Senior Research Officer, University of Essex

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Karon is the Understanding Society Content Development Officer and works to identify and address questionnaire improvements to enhance data quality.

Research Interests

Gendered inequalities
Intergenerational support within families
Womens labour market participation
The relationship between paid and unpaid labour
Transformations of work, employment and training

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Latest Blog Posts


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    1. Job loss and social capital: the role of family, friends and wider support networks

      Karon Gush, James Scott, and Heather Laurie

      1. Labour Market
      2. Unemployment
      3. Social Capital
    2. Households’ responses to spousal job loss: ‘all change’ or ‘carry on as usual’?

      Karon Gush, James Scott, and Heather Laurie

      1. Unemployment
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Household Economics


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    1. Is there anything which can make men do housework – even if they are out of work?

    2. Why we stick our heads in the sand about the risk of unemployment

    3. I juggled work and the kids...then I went to university

    4. Young people face double jobs penalty

    5. Young people face double penalty in a slow job market

    6. Young face greater struggle to find work than older job seekers

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