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Jacqueline Scott

Summary

Jacqueline Scott is Professor of Empirical Sociology, in the Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Science and a Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge.

From 2004-2010 she was the Director of the ESRC Research Priority Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. This is the largest research multi-disciplinary network of its kind in the UK.  She co-ordinates projects across eight institutions that are investigating different aspects of the way women and men’s roles and lifestyles have changed.  The common goal of the Network is to understand why gender inequalities remains one of the most pressing social issues of our time and to identify ways that greater equality may be achieved.  For further details see:

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Brief CV

Trained at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her PhD in 1987, Jacqueline has held a variety of survey related positions before joining the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (now HSPS) in 1994.   She was the Director of the Detroit Area Study, from 1989-1990; and Director of the ESRC Centre on Micro-Social Change, at the University of Essex from 1990-1994, where she was responsible for the initial design and implementation of the British Household Panel Study. She was Guest Professor, Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen (ZUMA).  Mannheim, Germany (1993, 2005) .

From 2004-2010 she was the Director of the ESRC Research Priority Network on Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. This was the largest research multi-disciplinary network of its kind in the UK. She co-ordinated projects across eight institutions that investigated different aspects of the way women and men’s roles and lifestyles have changed. The common goal of the Network was to understand why gender inequalities remains one of the most pressing social issues of our time and to identify ways that greater equality may be achieved. For further details see www.genet.ac.uk.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus particularly on gender inequalities and changing gender roles; changing family and household structures; inter-generational relations; generational shifts in attitudes and behaviours and  life course processes.

Education

1972: University of Sussex, BA Hons. Comparative Religion

1973:University of London, Institute of Education Graduate Teaching Certificate in Education  (Distinction)

1983: M.A in Sociology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

1987: Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

Graduate Supervision

I supervise a range of M Phil and PhD Students and welcome inquiries from graduate students and post docs interested in working in my areas of expertise. Recent PhD  students have undertaken research on a wide range of topics including: Changing attitudes towards marriage in Taiwan; Ethnic intermarriage and family orientation;  Changing fertility patterns in the UK and Belgium; Family change  in Chile; Wellbeing for women in mid-life;  Children’s experiences of bullying.   Students have received funding from sources such as the ESRC and the Gates Foundation.  I have also mentored several post docs who have received funding from sources including the ESRC; Leverhulme; Newton Trust; British Academy and  EU Marie Curie.  

Edited books

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Scott, J., Dex, S. and Plagnol, A. 2012. Gendered Lives: Gender Inequalities in Production and Reproduction. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. Available from Edward Elgar Publishing

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Scott, J., Crompton, R. and Lyonette, C. 2010. Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham. Available from Edward Elgar Publishing and on their ebook site Elgaronline.com

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Scott, J., Dex, S. and Joshi, H. 2008. Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges . Edward Elgar: Cheltenham Available from Edward Elgar Publishing

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Scott, J. and Xie, Y. 2005. Quantitative Social Science (four volume set). SAGE: London. Available from SAGE Publications

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Scott, J., Treas, J. and Richards, M. 2004. Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford Available from Blackwell's

Publications

Journal articles

Schober, P. and Scott, J. 2012. Maternal employment and gender role attitudes: Dissonance among British men and women in the transition to parenthood Work, Employment and Society 26(3), pp. 514-530.

Collishaw, S., Gardner, F., Maughan, B., Scott, J. and Pickles, A. 2011. Do Historical Changes in Parent朇hild Relationships Explain Increases in Youth Conduct Problems?Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 40(1), pp. 119-132.

Schepman, K., Collishaw, S., Gardner, F., Maughan, F., Scott, J. and Pickles, A. 2011. Do changes in parental mental health explain trends in youth emotional problems? Social Science & Medicine, 73(2), pp. 293-300.

Plagnol, A.C. and Scott, J. 2011. What matters more for well-being: Individual perceptions of quality of life before and after important life events Applied Research in Quality of Life 6(2), pp. 115-137. (Open access available here)

Scott, J. 2010. Quantitative methods and gender inequalities International Journal of Social Research Methodology 13(3), pp. 223-236. (Open access available here)

Plagnol, A.C., Scott, J. and Schober, P. 2010. Gender equality in paid and unpaid work: Priorities for UK policy intervention Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 29(7), pp. 711-715.

Braun, M. and Scott, J. 2009. Gender-role egalitarianism: Is the trend reversal real? International Journal of Public Opinion Research 21(3), pp. 362-367.

Nolan, J. and Scott, J. 2009. Experiences of age and gender: Narratives of progress and decline The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 69(2), pp. 133-158. (Open access available here)

Scott, J., Nolan, J. and Plagnol, A.C. 2009. Panel data and open-ended questions: Understanding perceptions of quality of life Twenty-First Century Society 4(2), pp. 123-135. (Open access available here)

Scott, J. and Nolan, J. 2007. New technology and gendered divisions of labour: Problems and prospects for equality in the public and private spheres Equal Opportunities International 26(2), pp. 89-95.

Scott, J. 2006. Families and gender roles: How attitudes are changing Arxius 15, pp. 143-154. (Open access available here)

Scott, J. 2004. Family, gender and educational attainment in Britain: A longitudinal study Journal of Comparative Family Studies 35(4), pp. 565-589

Burt, K. and Scott, J. 2002. Parent and adolescent gender-role attitudes in 1990s Great Britain Sex Roles 46(7/8), pp. 239-245.

Bergman, M. and Scott, J. 2001. Young adolescents' well-being and health-risk behaviours: Gender and socio-economic differences Journal of Adolescence 24(2), pp. 183-197.

Scott, J. 2000. Is it a different world to when you were growing up? Generational effects on social representations and child-rearing values British Journal of Sociology 51(2), pp. 355-376.

Scott, J. 1999. European attitudes to maternal employment International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 19(9/10/11), pp. 144-177.

Scott, J. 1998. Generational changes in attitudes to abortion: A cross-national comparison European Sociological Review 14(2), pp. 177-190.

Scott, J. 1998. Changing attitudes to sexual morality: A cross-national comparison Sociology 32(4), pp.815-845.

Scott, J. 1997. Changing households in Britain: Do families still matter? The Sociological Review 45(4), pp.591-620.

Scott, J., Alwin, D.F. and Braun, M. 1996. Generational changes in gender-role attitudes: Britain in a cross-national perspective Sociology 30(3), pp. 471-492.

Scott, J. 1995. Using household panels to study micro-social change Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 8(1), pp. 61-73.

Braun, M. Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1994. Economic necessity or self-actualization? Attitudes towards women's labour force participation in East and West Germany European Sociological Review 10(1), pp. 29-47.

Scott, J. and Zac, L. 1993. Collective memories in Britain and the United States Public Opinion Quarterly 57(3), pp. 315-331.

Buck, N. and Scott, J. 1993. She's leaving home, but why? An analysis of young people leaving the parental home Journal of Marriage and Family 55(4), pp. 863-874.

Alwin, D.F., Braun, M. and Scott, J. 1992. The separation of work and the family: Attitudes toward women's labour force participation in Germany, Great Britain, and the United States European Sociological Review 8(1), pp. 13-37.

Scott, J. 1989. Conflicting beliefs about abortion: Legal approval and moral doubts Social Psychology Quarterly 52(4), pp. 319-326.

Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1989. Response effects over time: Two experiments Sociological Methods & Research 17(4), pp. 398-408.

Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1989. Generations and collective memories American Sociological Review 54(3), pp. 359-381.

Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1989. Gender differences in parental strain: Parental role or gender role? Journal of Family Issues 10(4), pp. 482-503.

Scott, J. and Schuman, H. 1988. Attitude strength and social action in the abortion dispute American Sociological Review 53(5), 785-793.

Schuman, H. and Scott, J. 1987. Problems in the use of survey questions to measure public opinion Science 236(4804), p.957-959.

Book Chapters

Scott, J. and Plagnol A 2012 "Work-family conflict and wellbeing in Northern Europe", In J Scott, S. Dex and A. Plagnol eds Gendered Lives,  Edward Elgar

Bagnol, A.D., Demey, D. and Scott, J. Forthcoming. 'Gender, family and young people's aspirations for SET occupations: A longitudinal view from the British Household Panel Survey youth data'. In I. Schoon et al. (eds) Gender, Aspirations and Pathways to Adulthood. CUP: Cambridge.

Scott, J. 2011. 'Quantitative methods and researching gender equality'. In C. Hughes and R. Cohen (eds) Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender. Routledge: Oxford. Chapter 4.

Scott, J., Plagnol, A.C. and Nolan, J. 2010. 'Perceptions of quality of life: Gender differences across the life course'. In J. Scott, R. Crompton and C. Lyonette (eds) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 193-212.

Scott, J., Crompton, R. and Lyonette, C. 2010. 'What's new about gender inequalities in the 21st century?' In J. Scott, R. Crompton and C. Lyonette (eds) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-18. (Open access available here)

Braun, M. and Scott, J. 2009. 'Changing public views of gender roles in seven nations: 1988-2002'. In M. Haller, R. Jowell and T. Smith (eds) Charting the Globe: The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009. Routledge: Oxford, pp. 358-377. (Open access available here)

Scott, J. and Dex, S. 2009. 'Paid and unpaid work: Can policy improve gender inequalities?'. In J. Miles and R. Probert (eds) Sharing Lives, Dividing Assets: An Interdisciplinary Study. Hart: Oxford, pp. 41-59. (Open access available here)

Scott, J. 2008. 'Children as respondents: The challenge for quantitative methods'. In P. Christensen and A. James (eds) Research With Children: Perspectives and Practice (2nd Edition). Routledge: Oxford, pp. 87-108.

Scott, J. 2008. 'Changing gender roles'. In J. Scott, S. Dex and H. Joshi (eds) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 156-176. (Open access available here)

Scott, J., Dex, S., Joshi, H., Purcell, K. and Elias, P. 2008. 'Introduction: Changing lives and new challenges'. In J. Scott, S. Dex and H. Joshi (eds) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-18. (Open access available here)

O'Brien, C. and Scott, J. 2007. 'The role of the family'. In J. Coleman and A. Hagell (eds) Adolescents, Risk and Reslience: Against the Odds. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, pp. 17-40.

Scott, J. 2007. 'Family and gender roles: How attitudes are changing'. In K. Padmaja (ed) Women: Role Transformation. The Icafair University Press: Punjagutta, pp. 61-74.

Nolan, J. and Scott, J. 2006. 'Gender and kinship networks in contemporary Britain'. In B. Lindlay, M. Richards, F. Ebetehaj, and M. Lamb (eds) Kinship, Relationships and Law in a Changing Society. Hart: London, pp. 175-194.

Scott, J. and Braun, M. 2006. 'Individualisation of family values?' In P. Ester, M. Braun and P. Mohler (eds) Globalization, Value Change, and Generations: A Cross-National and Intergenerational Perspective. Brill: Leiden, pp. 61-87.

Scott, J. and Xie, Y. 2005. 'Editors introduction: Overview and major issues'. In Scott, J. and Xie, Y. (eds) Quantitative Social Science: Volume 1. SAGE: London, pp. xvii-xxi.

Scott, J. 2004. 'Children's families'. In J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards (eds) Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 109-141.

Scott, J., Treas, J. and Richards, M. 2004. 'Introduction'. In J. Scott, J. Treas and M. Richards (eds) Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, pp. 15-25.

Scott, J. 1999. 'Family change: Revolution or backlash in attitudes?' In S. McRae (ed) Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s. OUP: Oxford, pp. 68-99.

Scott, J. 1999. 'Changing gender-roles'. In G. Dench (ed) Rewriting the Sexual Contract. Transaction Publishers: New Jersey, pp. 126-140.

Braun, M. and Scott, J. 1998. 'Multidimensional scaling and equivalence' in J. Harkness (ed) Cross-Cultural Survey Equivalence. Zuma Nachrichten Spezial.

Scott, J. and Alwin, D.F. 1998. 'Retrospective vs prospective reports in family and household biographies'. In G. Elder and J. Giele (eds) Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. SAGE: London, pp. 98-127.

Scott, J., Braun, M. and Alwin, D.F. 1998. 'Partner, parent and worker: Family and gender-roles'. In J. Curtice et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes European Report. Ashgate: Aldershot, pp. 19-37.

Scott, J. 1997. 'Children as respondents: Methods for improving data quality'. In L. Lyberg, P. Biemer, M. Collins, B. DeLeeuwg, C. Dippo, N. Schwarz and D. Trewin. Survey measurement and process quality. New York: John Wiley, pp. 331-350.

Alwin, D.F. and Scott, J. 1996. 'Attitude change- Its measurement and interpretation using longitudinal surveys'. In B. Taylor and K. Thomson (eds) A Decade of Change in Social Values. Aldershot: Dartmouth, pp. 75-106.

Scott, J., Brynin, M. and Smith, R. 1995. 'Children as respondents: The British Household Panel Survey'. In J.J. Hox, B.F. van der Meulen, J.M.A.M Janssens, L.T. Tavecchio and J.J.F. ter Laak (eds) Advances in Family Research. Thela Thesis Publishers: Amsterdam, pp. 259-266.

Braun, M., Alwin, D.F. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Wandel in den Einstellungen zur Rolle der Frau in Deutschland und der vereinigten Staaten' (Sex-role attitude change in Germany and the United States). In M. Braun and P. Mohler (eds) Blickpunkt Gesellschaft 3. Westdeutscher Verlag: Opladen, pp. 41-70.

Buck, N. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Household and family change'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp. 61-82.

Gershuny, J., Rose, D., Scott, J. and Buck, N. 1994. 'Introducing household panels'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp. 10-26.

Scott, J. and Perren, K. 1994. 'The family album: Reflections on personal and family life'. In N. Buck, J. Gershuny, D. Rose and J. Scott (eds) Changing Households: The British Household Panel Survey 1990-1992. ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change: Colchester, pp.263-290.

Alwin, D.F., Braun, M. Harkness, J. and Scott, J. 1994. 'Measurement in multi-national surveys'. In I. Borg and P. Mohler (eds) Trends and Perspectives in Empirical Social Research. De Gruyter: New York, pp. 26-39.

Scott, J., Braun, M. and Alwin, D.F. 1993. 'The family way'. In R. Jowell et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes: Tenth Report. Aldershot: Dartmouth, pp. 23-48.

Scott, J. and Duncombe, J. 1991. 'Gender-role attitudes in Britain and the USA'. In S. Arber and N. Gilbert (eds) Women and Working Lives: Divisions and Changes. Macmillan: London, pp. 51-72.

Scott, J. 1990. 'Women and the family'. in R. Jowell et al. (eds) British Social Attitudes: Seventh Report. Gower: London, pp. 51-72.

  • Position: Professor of Sociology
  • E-mail: jls1004@cam.ac.uk
  • Tel Sociology: 01223 334558
  • Tel Queens' College: 01223 335610
  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ
  • Professor Scott supervises graduate students