Karon Gush

Karon Gush is a Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University Of Essex. She studies the effects of unemployment on households, intergenerational support within families and the relationship between paid and unpaid work.

January 24, 2013 A Labour of Love

My Dad loved his job. Even when he was terminally ill with cancer and on sick leave he would get my mother to drive him around to see the progress of construction sites that he felt he should have been working on. He started in the building trade as an apprentice carpenter and joiner in…