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Myths and Realities 16: Are 'friends' the new 'family'?

Changes in how we live, including increases in geographical mobility and single households, can affect the intimate relationships we form with others. For some, friendships form the key support network rather than family. But is this really a new phenomenon; are family relationships really changing?

With Professor Lynn Jamieson, AcSS, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh; Graham Crow, AcSS, Director of the Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in Edinburgh; and Ceridwen Roberts, AcSS, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford.

Supported by The Economic and Social Research Council and Academy of Social Sciences.

MP3 file, 1 hr 36 mins 53 secs, 38.81 MB