Class and eating: Family meals in Britain by Ewa Jarosz
Posted: 28 Jun 2017

Ewa Jarosz, Research Officer at the Centre for Time Use Research, discusses social differentiation in eating patterns in Britain in her new paper in Appetite, Vol 116.

This paper focuses on family meals among individuals with under-age children. Eating with family members has been associated with improvement in wellbeing, nutritional status, and school performance of the children. Modern lifestyles may pose a challenge to commensal eating for all groups, but the scale of the impact varies between social classes, with some groups at higher risk of shortening or skipping family meal time. Eating patterns are differentiated by individual's social class; they have also been associated with educational attainment, work schedules, and household composition. The objective of this study is to disaggregate the effect of these variables.  (From Abstract.)

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Ewa Jarosz is Research Officer, Centre for Time Use Research