1st Edition

Selected Works of Pearl Jephcott: Social Issues and Social Research 5 Volume Set

    1020 Pages
    by Routledge

    Pearl Jephcott (1900–1980) was a pioneer of sociological research, largely forgotten in recent times, her works paved the way for many of the subsequent developments that were to come in the sociology of gender, women’s’ studies, urban sociology, leisure studies and the sociology of youth. An originator and an early adopter of many research methods, Pearl Jephcott, deserves to be rediscovered. This collection of 5 books, each with a new foreword, were originally published between 1954 and 1971. Including one previously unpublished work from 1954, they are a selection of her most important work and a fascinating record of sociological research in action.

    1. Social Background of Delinquency Pearl Jephcott with Michael P. Carter (1954) Previously unpublished. ISBN 978-1-032-37556-4

    2. Some Young People Pearl Jephcott (1954) ISBN 978-1-032-33006-8

    3. Married Women Working Pearl Jephcott with Nancy Seear and John H. Smith (1962) ISBN 978-1-032-33014-3

    4. Time of One's Own: Leisure and Young People Pearl Jephcott (1967) ISBN 978-1-032-33373-1

    5. Homes in High Flats: Some of the Human Problems Involved in Multi-Storey Housing Pearl Jephcott with Hilary Robinson (1971) ISBN 978-1-032-33029-7


    (Agnes) Pearl Jephcott was born in Warwickshire in 1900 and graduated with a BA in History from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1921. She then had a career in ‘girls clubs’ before joining the Department of Social Science at the University of Nottingham as a researcher. In 1954 she was appointed senior research assistant at the London School of Economics. In the 1960s she moved to the University of Glasgow and carried out research in the Department of Economic and Social Research. She left Glasgow in 1970 and travelled abroad during which time she carried out some research for UNICEF. In 1973 she moved to Birmingham to research the needs of families in high-rise flats. She died after suffering a stroke in 1980. Ahead of her time she paved the way for future social research in a number of areas, focusing particularly on women and girls at a time when they were often overlooked.