Esther Dermott

Esther Dermott is Professor in Sociology at the University of Bristol. A sociologist of family life, her research centres on developing a sociological account of 'good' parenting that is both conceptually robust and practically relevant. This has involved exploring the relationship between families, gender, and intra-household poverty as a member of the Poverty and Social Exclusion 2012 team. She is co-editor of The Sociology of Children and Families Policy Press book series; co-editor of Open Space in the journal Families, Relationships and Societies; and board member of the European Sociological Association Research Network on Families and Relationships (RN13).


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Fathers, Families and Relationships

Researching Everyday Lives

Covering a wide range of subjects from non-resident fathers to father engagement in child protection, this major contribution to the field offers unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society.

Policy Press

Poverty and Social Exclusion in the UK

Volume 1 - The Nature and Extent of the Problem

This text provides insights into the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in the UK today for different social groups: older and younger people; parents and children; ethnic groups; men and women; disabled people; and across regions through the recent period of austerity.

Policy Press