Who makes the difference?

Social inequality in the conditions for and consequences of informal help

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Alice de Boer
Publication date
26 January 2017
Number of pages
978 90 377 0752 6

In her lecture, she examines the extent of social inequality in the provision of informal help. She discusses differences between men and women, younger and older persons and migrants and non-migrants, and explores how those differences arise. Among other things, she examines the conditions under which people from certain social categories are willing and able to provide informal help. She then discusses the consequences of providing informal help for these groups. Finally, Alice explores the question of who could help reduce the burden caused by providing help.

Alice de Boer, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research¦SCP, delivered her inaugural lecture on 26 January 2017 on taking up her post as professor of an endowed chair in Social Inequality and Informal Help in the Faculty of Social Sciences at VU University Amsterdam.


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