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Hilary Graham examined how social policies and social trends are making hardship an increasingly common experience for women. She published many books giving further information and research on his topic and some of her most famous publications were: U

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Hilary Graham-Social policy Hilary graham was a feminist who carried out a lot of extensive research mainly on factors concerning women. She placed great significance on socioeconomic inequalities in women's lives and how this had an effect on them. Furthermore, Graham has been involved in four research assessment exercises. In the 1989 research selectivity exercise, she was a member of the social work and the social policy panel. And also in 1992, 1996 and 2008 she was a member of the research assessment exercises; as well as being a member of the NIHR public health research board. Hilary Graham examined how social policies and social trends are making hardship an increasingly common experience for women. ...read more.

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Hilary Graham found that women were most likely to smoke to help themselves cope with the stress and inequality that they were subjected to in their everyday family lives. Also, she found that smoking was most common amongst working class women as opposed to middle class women or upper class women. She claimed that this was simply because working class women were much more likely to be living in poverty or have very low paying jobs which consequently contributed to their stress and they used smoking to try to cope with it. Hilary Graham also found that smoking had a direct impact on women's health and argued that women who smoked were more likely to suffer from life threatening illnesses. ...read more.

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She said this was deeply unfair as not all women are seen to have a priority need therefore the system is unfair and biased. Furthermore, she argued that women on average earn less than men, therefore those who do not have children or enough money to buy a home of their own find it particularly hard to get a council house and may have to wait years in the council waiting list and this is because they are not seen to have a 'priority need'. According to Graham, housing problems are the major long term difficulty faced by women and also are the reason why many women suffer from depression. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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