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Sociology

This generation have been brought up in a time of great social change. As a result, the findings of this survey demonstrate that they have different priorities from previous generations. The data suggest that the ‘Millennials’ are reluctant to follow the conventional life path of previous generations. Buying a home, getting married and having…
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From the ‘Baby Boomers’ to ‘Generation X’ each generation have different attitudes and traditions in regards to parenting. It is possible that these differences are influenced by many factors, such as changes in attitudes and the current economic climate. It is inevitable, that these unique approaches have a direct impact on the child’s development….
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The summer months and wedding season is fast approaching. The suit will come out, the iron, the tie, the uncomfortable shoes and the black polish. We will gather in chapels and churches, in registry offices, old mansions and beer gardens to celebrate our friends’ big day, while avoiding the summer rain showers in Wales….
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Even though we look forward to receiving and analysing the answers to all of the questions within this pioneering questionnaire, personally, I must admit that I was looking forward to seeing the answers to one question in particular, more than any one of the other 148. This question in particular is one of the…
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The assembly election is not the only election in the pipeline. The referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is also being held this summer on June 23. As a result, the section in the Generation Beth survey which focuses on Wales’ position in Europe is very timely. I’ll be looking at two…
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By now, the people have Wales have answered over 50,000 individual questions, and with the data flowing in, it’s time to begin some analysis! As I was driving from Caernarfon to Bethesda this morning, my attention was taken the rows of colourful signs at the side of the road which are promoting one political…
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Generation What has gone live across Europe, and almost 400,000 people have completed the survey in 18 different countries. This figure is quite remarkable. As a sociologist it’s fantastic to have access to such data! So, what does it look like from the Welsh side of the project? The survey has been open over…
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There are a lot of different names used to describe the Generation which was born in the 80s and 90s, the Generation which became adults at the turn of the millennium. In English, we use the terms, ‘Generation Y’, or ‘Millenials’. I haven’t heard a Welsh term for this Generation, but this project gives…
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