In a new blog for Child of our Time, Dr Cara Booker explains her research with Professor Yvonne Kelly of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL, which tracks the health and happiness of the UK’s children
ISER researchers discuss their work in these blog posts.
MiSoC’S Professor Susan Harkness and Dr Silvia Avram write about the findings of their two-year research project on the effect of the National Living Wage on wages for the Low Pay Commission
In a short video for VoxDev, Professor Sonia Bhalotra discusses her research on how a decline in child mortality influences women’s choices of labour market participation, marriage, and fertility.
Writing for the Social Policy Blog, a study by Amy Clair and researchers from the University of Lancaster and King’s College London find that over four-fifths of food bank users in Britain were experiencing at least one significant housing issue
Writing for the New Statesman, Angus Holford discusses the effects of free school meals and the origins of the policy
Dr Cara Booker explains the findings of a pioneering new study using biological markers collected in blood samples alongside socio-economic data, to understand how working patterns exacerbate or alleviate stress in working mothers
Dr Silvia Avram’s study funded by the Nuffield Foundation looks at the impact of pay insecurity on employment
Dr Angus Holford describes ISER’s innovative study of a unique cohort of current students to find out how much they understand about our complex student funding system and what they think would be fair for future students
Dr Amy Clair describes new research on who uses food banks and finds a link between high rents and food poverty
Professor Mike Brewer is leading an innovative project to create a new open access model for testing UK tax and benefit policies
Dr Birgitta Rabe and a team of researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the University of Bristol, the University of Sussex and UCL have examined a range of data sets to understand how parents react to a better-than-expected school inspection report
ISER’S Dr Min Zhang and Professor Yaojun Li of the Cathie March Institute for Social Research at the University of Manchester explore what impact grandparents’ social class has on their grandchildren’s opportunities, from childhood through to later life
In a blog for Vox EU, Bastien Chabe-Ferret and his CEPR colleague Paula Gobbi explore the drivers of fertility over the past century and to what extent it is affected by economic climate.
Writing for The Conversation, Amy Clair and Amanda Hughes explain their findings on the link between people’s housing situation and levels in their blood of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker associated with stress and infection.
In an opinion piece for the Hindustan Times, Sonia Bhalotra explains how her research with co-authors T. Baskaran, B. Min, Y. Uppal demonstrates that raising the share of women in India’s state legislative assemblies is likely to lead to higher economic growth.
There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last two decades, but there is no evidence of how this influences economic performance. In a blog for the International Growth Centre, Professor Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors investigate this using data on competitive elections to India’s state legislative assemblies.
Dr Amy Clair has been looking at the impact of insecurity at home on our health and wellbeing.
In principle, leaders can facilitate group coordination towards a common goal but in diverse societies, their effectiveness may depend upon their social identity, and how citizens react to leader identity. Sonia Bhalotra and co-authors Irma Clots-Figueras (Madrid), Lakshmi Iyer (Notre Dame) and Joseph Vecci (Gothenburg) investigate in a blog for Ideas for India.
A new study by MiSoC Co-Director Nicola Barban, with Melinda Mills and Felix Tropf of the University of Oxford, allows the inclusion of a genetic variable or predictor of reproductive behaviour in social science research for the first time.
In an article for the New Statesman, Dr Angus Holford explores in detail what students think of how university fees could be administered in a reformed system where the overall student contribution and taxpayer contribution stayed the same.
Gold is a central component of dowries in India. Writing about her new research in The Conversation, Professor Sonia Bhalotra finds that when the cost of gold rises, so does the death rate of baby girls in the first month of life.
In a new blog for the Conversation, Professor Meena Kumari and Research Associate Amanda Hughes investigate how socioeconomic disadvantage and other environmental factors can affect our biology and life expectancy.
Iva Tasseva looks at why ISER’s tax-benefit microsimulation model EUROMOD is essential for analysing the morning-after effects of tax and benefit reforms, and how new studies using the model have tested out the controversial and increasingly politically fascinating idea of a Basic Income.
In a blog for Global Dev, MiSoC’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra together with Atheendar Venkataramani (Perelman School of Medicine) and Selma Walther (applied microeconomist) investigate whether public investments in reducing child mortality may encourage women into greater economic activity.
Professor Peter Lynn describes how ISER has pioneered a new approach to sample retention which promises to improve the value for money of longitudinal surveys.
Using a quarter of a century’s data from Mexico, ISER’s Professor Sonia Bhalotra and Manuel Fernandez Sierra analyse the impacts of the rising number of women in the labour force on the gender wage gap.
With more people gaining a university degree, how is society as a whole being affected? MiSoC workshop 13-14 June
Angus Holford introduces MiSoC’s workshop on the Economics of Higher Education 13-14 June with keynote speakers Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University) and Todd Stinebrickner (Western Ontario)
Professor Emilia Del Bono writes about her work exploring the impact of elite school attendance on long-run outcomes including completed education, income, and fertility.
In their blog for the LSE Business Review, MiSoC’s Matthias Parey, with colleagues Jens Ruhose (IZA), Fabian Waldinger (LSE) and Nicolai Netz (DZHW) investigate the migration patterns of high-skilled workers and find that they respond to economic incentives.