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Tracey Warren

Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Tracey began work in the School in 2007. Previous to this, her academic posts were at the universities of Newcastle and Sheffield; and research posts at the Policy Studies Institute (London) in the 'Employment' and 'Family Finances' research groups, and at the Århus School of Business (Denmark).

Before this, Tracey held a number of jobs, ranging from working in a nightclub, for a charity, in a shop, in a cafe, at a factory and at an FE college.

Teaching Summary

Tracey convenes and teaches the modules:

'Work, Employment and Society' (BA year 3)

'Researching the Social: Contemporary Debates in Sociology' (MA/PhD)

She contributes to:

'Understanding Contemporary Society' (BA year 1)

'Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory' (BA year 2)

Research Summary

Tracey's research interests lie in the study of work and employment in Europe, and the social divisions of gender, class and ethnicity.

More specific examples include work time; job quality; work-life balance/reconciliation; time poverty; underemployment; income, wealth and financial hardship; domestic work.

Download her open access publications from here: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk

ORCID iD 0000-0002-1485-4969

The bulk of Tracey's research is based on the analysis of large scale secondary data-sets such as Understanding Society; the British Household Panel Survey; the Labour Force Survey; The Family Resources Survey; the European Community Household Panel Survey; the Skills and Employment Series.

Tracey currently co-supervises PhD students: Elizabeth Darrington-Mosley, Laura Hickman, James Pattison, Vahini Sangarapillai, Kate Simpson.

Recent Publications

  • WARREN, T., 2019. The secondary data analysis of large survey data: opportunities and challenges for research into the quality of working lives. In: WHEATLEY, D., ed., Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives Edward Elgar. (In Press.)
  • PATTISON, J. and WARREN, T., 2018. How effectively are class disparities and social inequalities controlled in the UK?. In: DUNLEAVY, P., PARK, A. and TAYLOR, R., eds., The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit LSE.
  • WARREN, T., 2017. Work-life balance, time and money: identifying the work-life balance priorities of working class workers The Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations. 97,

Past Research

Tracey's main publications

Strangleman, T. and WARREN, T. (2015/2008) Work and Society: Sociological, Approaches, Theories and Methods, London: Routledge, pp 1-344 (translated into Turkish. ÇALIŞMA VE TOPLUM Sosyolojik Yaklaşımlar, Temalar ve Yöntemler. Translation by Fuat MAN).

WARREN, T. and Lyonette, C. (2018) 'Good, bad and very bad part-time jobs for women?: re-examining the importance of occupational class for job quality since the 'great recession' in Britain', Work, Employment and Society, 33,4: 747-767.

Pattison, J. and WARREN, T. (2018) 'How effectively are class disparities and social inequalities controlled in the UK?' In: In P. Dunleavy, A. Park and R. Taylor (eds) The UK's Changing Democracy: The 2018 Democratic Audit, London: LSE.

WARREN, T. 'The secondary data analysis of large survey data: opportunities and challenges for research into the quality of working lives'. In D. Wheatley (ed.) Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives, Edward Elgar (forthcoming).

Warren, T. (2017) 'Work-life balance, time and money: identifying the work-life balance priorities of working class workers', the Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, July, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.

WARREN, T. (2016) 'Theory and work' in S. Edgell, H. Gottfried and E. Granter (eds.) Handbook for the Sociology of Work and Employment, London: Sage.

WARREN, T. (2016) 'In search of working class work-lives in times of austerity' in S. Lewis et al. (eds) Work-Life Balance in Times of Austerity and Beyond: Meeting the needs of Employees, Organizations and Social Justice, London: Routledge.

WARREN, T. and Lyonette, C. (2015) 'The quality of part-time work in Britain' in F, Green, A, Felstead and D. Gallie (eds). Unequal Britain at Work: The Evolution and Distribution of Intrinsic Job Quality in Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

WARREN, T. (2015) 'Work-life balance/imbalance: the dominance of the middle class and the neglect of the working class', British Journal of Sociology, 66,4: 691-717.

WARREN, T. (2015) 'Work-time underemployment and financial hardship: class inequalities and recession in the UK', Work, Employment and Society, 29, 2:191-212. Shortlisted for the 'SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence: WES'.

WARREN, T (2014) 'Economic crisis and work-life balance in the UK', in: K. Farnsworth, Z. Irving and M, Fenger (eds) Social Policy Review: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy 26.

WARREN, T. (2011) 'Researching the gender division of domestic work: practices, relationships, negotiations, and meanings', the Sociological Review, 59(1): 129-148

WARREN, T. (2011) 'Work time. Leisure time. On women's temporal and economic wellbeing in Europe', Community, Work and Family, 13, 4, 365-392.

WARREN, T., Pascall, G. and Fox, E. (2010) 'Gender equality in work time', Feminist Economics, 16, 3: 193-219.

WARREN, T. (2010) 'Penalties of part-time work across Europe' in J. Scott., R. Crompton and C. Lyonette (eds.) Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New Barriers and Continuing Constraints, London: Edward Elgar.

WARREN, T., Pascall, G and Fox, E. (2009) 'Innovative policies for gender equality from Europe: implications for low waged women in England', Gender, Work and Organization, 16, 1, 126-150.

Fox, E., Pascall, G and WARREN, T. (2009) 'Work-family policies, participation and practices: fathers and childcare in Europe', Community, Work and Family, 12, 3, 313-326.

WARREN, T. (2008) 'Universal disadvantage?: female part-timers in Europe', European Societies, 10, 5, 737-762.

WARREN, T. (2007) 'Conceptualising breadwinning work', Work, Employment and Society, 21, 2: 317-336.

WARREN, T. (2007) 'The gender wealth gap in the UK', in C.D. Deere and C. Doss (eds.) Women and the Distribution of Wealth, Routledge.

WARREN, T. (2006) 'Moving beyond the gender wealth gap: on gender, class and ethnically-related wealth in the UK', Feminist Economics, 12, 1-2, 195-219.

WARREN, T. (2004) 'Working part-time: achieving the ideal work-life balance?', the British Journal of Sociology, 55, 1, 99-121.

WARREN, T. (2003) 'A privileged pole?: on women's diverse economic positions in Britain', Gender, Work and Organization, 10, 4, 605-628.

WARREN, T. (2003) 'Class- and gender-based working time?', Sociology, 37, 4, 733-754.

WARREN, T. and Britton, N.J. (2003) 'Ethnic diversity in economic well-being: the added significance of wealth and asset levels', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29, 1, 103-119.

WARREN, T. (2002) 'Gendered and classed working time in Britain: dual-employee couples in higher/lower level occupations' in G. Crow and S. Heath (eds.) Social Conceptions of Time: Structure and Process in Work and Everyday Life, London: Palgrave.

WARREN, T. (2001) 'Divergent female part-time employment in Britain and Denmark and the implications for gender equity', the Sociological Review, 49, 4, 548-5.

WARREN, T., Rowlingson, K. and Whyley, C. (2001) 'Female finances: gender wage gaps, gender assets gaps', Work, Employment and Society, 15, 3, 465-488.

WARREN, T., Rowlingson, K. and Whyley, C. (2000) 'Gender and wealth inequality', Radical Statistics, 75, 49-54.

WARREN, T. (2000) 'Women in low status part-time jobs: a class and gender analysis', Sociological Research Online, 4, 4. http://www.socresonline.org.uk/4/4/warren. html.

WARREN, T. (2000) 'Diverse breadwinner models: a couple-based analysis of gendered working time in Britain and Denmark', Journal of European Social Policy, 10, 4, 349-371.

WARREN, T., and Walters, P. (1998) 'Appraising a dichotomy: the use of 'part-time/full-time' in the study of women's employment in Britain', Gender, Work and Organisation, 5, 2, 102-118.

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