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Dr Angus Holford Research Fellow, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

Angus Holford is an economist based in the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. He is currently collecting a unique longitudinal survey of Essex undergraduates for a ground-breaking study of student life and outcomes from Higher Education, and has recently produced work on access to and returns from unpaid graduate internships, and the returns to part-time employment among teenagers.

Research Agenda: Angus' research agenda is focused on the mechanisms determining human capital investments in and by children and young people. He research interactions with peers and parents and the formation and updating of preferences and expectations in home, school and higher education (HE) settings, and works to evaluate the importance of these mechanisms in determining gender and socio-economic differences in educational attainment and early labour market outcomes. 

Angus is also a Research Affiliate with the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) and was a Research Fellow at the Behavioural Insights Team ('Nudge Unit') at the Cabinet Office, Oct 2012-Jan 2013, where he produced verbal and written policy advice and research reports, and was involved in randomised control trials for evidence-based policy.

Research Interests: Evidence-based policy; randomised control trials; peer effects; microeconometrics; family economics; education inequalities.

 


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    Publications

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    1. Fewer school children have part-time jobs

      Angus Holford

    2. It's not how much you work but how. The production function for performance among university students

      Angus Holford

      1. Psychology
      2. Time Use
      3. Economics
      4. Higher Education
    3. Access to and returns from unpaid graduate internships

      Angus Holford

      1. Human Capital
      2. Labour Market
      3. Social Stratification
      4. Higher Education
    4. Access to and returns from unpaid graduate internships

      Angus Holford

      1. Human Capital
      2. Labour Market
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Social Stratification
      5. Higher Education
    5. Do parents tax their children? Teenage labour supply and financial support

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Labour Market
      4. Labour Economics
      5. Wages And Earnings
      6. Household Economics
    6. Do parents tax their children? Teenage labour supply and financial support

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Labour Market
      4. Labour Economics
      5. Wages And Earnings
      6. Household Economics
    7. Take-up of Free School Meals: price effects and peer effects

      Angus Holford

      1. Education
      2. Welfare Benefits
      3. Health
    8. Saturday jobs ‘can damage GCSE exam results’

      Angus Holford

    9. The labour supply effect of Education Maintenance Allowance and its implications for parental altruism

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Labour Market
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Social Policy
    10. Saturday jobs ‘can damage GCSE exam results’

      Angus Holford

    11. Youth employment and academic performance: production functions and policy effects

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Child Development
      4. Labour Market
    12. Survey design and the determinants of subjective wellbeing: an experimental analysis

      Angus Holford and Stephen Pudney

    13. Peers, parents and productivity: interactions and investments in children -PhD thesis-

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
    14. The labour supply effect of Education Maintenance Allowance and its implications for parental altruism

      Angus Holford

      1. Young People
      2. Education
      3. Labour Market
      4. Welfare Benefits
      5. Social Policy
    15. Survey design and the determinants of subjective wellbeing: an experimental analysis

      Angus Holford and Stephen Pudney


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 30 in total

    1. What I wish I’d known before my unpaid internship

    2. Internships cost job seekers £1,000 a month in London and £827 in Manchester

    3. Death of part-time job for teenagers: number of youngsters who take on Saturday work falls by a fifth

    4. Teenagers ditch Saturday jobs amid rising exam stress

    5. Are Saturday jobs less popular among UK children now?

    6. Students with BTECs do worse at university – here's how we close the gap

    7. Así puede perjudicar tu carrera ser becario gratis

    8. Prácticas no remuneradas afecta futuro profesional de los jóvenes

    9. Interns lose out later

    10. Graduate interns earn less after three years than those who shun unpaid work, study finds

    11. Graduates who take unpaid internships end up £3,500 worse off compared to those who go straight into work

    12. Unpaid internships damage long-term graduate pay prospects

    13. Mit der Höhe des Taschengelds: wie Eltern ihre Kinder besteuern

    14. Parents ‘taxing’ children who get part-time work

    15. Parents ‘tax’ school-age children who take part-time work


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