Children, families and education

This area investigates how children and young people develop. We will analyse how parents, school, peers and society interact to influence the development of children’s mental, social and physical skills, and the long-term consequences of childhood disadvantage. We will also look at how some people get more out of gaining a university degree than others.

Some of our current work:

A full list of all ISER’s research

  • Watch the MiSoC Special Session on Mental Health and Human Capital at the Royal Economic Society Conference 2017:
    Maternal Emotional Well-Being and Child Development. An Issue of Measurement? (Emillia Del Bono)
    Maternal Depression, Household Bargaining and Labour Supply: Experimental Evidence (Sonia Bhalotra)

Inequalities, labour market and welfare

How individuals and families are affected by and react to changes in their life circumstances

Ethnicity and migration

How values, attitudes, expectations, tastes or preferences and identity are formed and how they are linked to our education, employment and family set-up