This book is an essential resource on attitudes to social and political issues in contemporary Northern Ireland. Within this report, an authoritative group of academics and those involved in informing policy-making within the community summarise and interpret data from the annual Northern Ireland Life and Times survey. Topics explored include the extent of change in attitudes centred on religion, politics and community relations. Other topics contribute to the more general social policy debate and include health, social capital, lifelong learning, men's issues, culture and attitudes to work.
This is the ninth report in the series on social attitudes in Northern Ireland. The chapters draw on data from the 2000 and 2001 Northern Ireland Life and Times surveys, as well as on data from previous years, thus providing an in-depth examination of changing values in Northern Ireland.
Katrina Lloyd is a lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work (SSESW), Queens University Belfast and a member of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI). Dr Paula Devine is Deputy Director of ARK. In particular, Paula coordinates the ARK Ageing Programme, which supports knowledge engagement between the age, academic and policy sectors in Northern Ireland. Along with Gemma Carney, she set up the Northern Ireland branch of the British Society of Gerontology. Ann Marie Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and Policy Director of the ARK project (www.ark.ac.uk). She is vice-chair of the UK Social Policy Association. Deirdre Heenan was formerly Provost and Dean of Academic Development at the Magee Campus. A distinguished researcher, author and broadcaster, she is a member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and has published widely on healthcare, education policy, social care and devolution. She is a co-founder and former co-director of the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.
Introduction Katrina Lloyd, Paula Devine, Ann Marie Gray And Deirdre Heenan 1 Cinderfella (Finally) Goes To The Ball: Men's Life and Times Colin Fowler And Paula Devine 2 Information, Participation And Trust In Health Care Ann Marie Gray, Dorothy Whittington And Kate Thompson 3 Lifelong Learning John Field 4 Family Relations And Social Networks In Northern Ireland Mary Daly 5 The Changing World Of Work Boyd Black 6 Culture In Northern Ireland Deirdre Heenan 7 Making A Difference? Public Attitudes To Devolution Roger Mac Ginty 8 The Impact Of Devolution On Community Relations Jeremy Harbison And Anna Manwah Lo Appendix I Technical Details Of The Survey Paula Devine Appendix II Notes On The Tabulations Appendix III Using Life And Times Survey Data