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Welfare State

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“Our students arrive from across the world and from a wide range of backgrounds but share an interest in gaining prestigious qualifications from one of Europe’s most successful social science centres, and a passion for making a positive difference to the societies in which they live. We invite you to join our community at Kent.” ~ Professor Chris Shilling, Director of Graduate Studies (Research), SSPSSR


Current Doctoral students

  • Adrienn Gyory – ‘Welfare debates: What affects the way people discuss immigration in contemporary Europe?’
  • Gianna Eick – ‘Attitudes towards immigrants among higher educated populations’
  • Hyojin Jane Seo – ‘Feminization of Outside Labour Market in East Asia’
  • Eva Siguradottir – ‘Belonging and kinship in foreign born children in Iceland’
  • Emma Stait – ‘Cigarette smoking and socio-economic position – prevalence, patterns and explanations’
  • Marc Wigley – ‘Social capital, welfare and well-being: Implications for the social economy’