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Dr Gundi Knies Research Fellow

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Email
gknies@essex.ac.uk
Telephone
01206 872734
Office
2N2.4.21
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

  • subjective well-being, life satisfaction and happiness
  • neighbourhoods and community
  • poverty and income inequality
  • social disadvantage and social inequalities
  • consent to linking administrative records to survey data

I am a quantitative researcher with training and research experience in Economics, Social Policy and Sociology. I have experience undertaking income distribution/poverty, life satisfaction and neighbourhood effects analysis using a range of datasets, including the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP) and the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). I am interested in research around what it is that makes people satisfied with their lives. My main focus lies on the whether and how the local context enhances or hinders people's life chances.

My current research centers around the relationship between where people live and how this impacts their well-being. I am also interested in exciting innovative data collections and am involved in a number of projects that are looking to analyse data from longitudinal studies and administrative records.

Responsibilities

I am member of the design and implementation team of Understanding Society, managing health and economic record linkages. I am also involved with training researchers in using the BHPS and Understanding Society data using Stata.

Some highlights of my work ...


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 116 in total

    1. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
    2. Does neighbourhood unemployment affect the springboard effect of low pay?

      Alexander Plum and Gundi Knies

      1. Area Effects
      2. Regional Economics
      3. Labour Market
      4. Unemployment
      5. Wages And Earnings
    3. Linking administrative records to surveys: differences in the correlates to consent decisions

      Tarek Al Baghal, Gundi Knies, and Jonathan Burton

      1. Education
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Health
    4. Analysis of four studies in a comparative framework reveals: health linkage consent rates on British cohort studies higher than on UK household panel surveys

      Gundi Knies and Jonathan Burton

      1. Survey Methodology
      2. Health
    5. Propensity to consent to data linkage: experimental evidence on the role of three survey design features in a UK longitudinal panel

      Emanuela Sala, Gundi Knies, and Jonathan Burton

    6. Life events and travel behavior: exploring the interrelationship using UK Household Longitudinal Study data

      Ben Clark, Kiron Chatterjee, Steve Melia, et al.

      1. Life Course Analysis
      2. Travel
    7. Exploring role of interviewers in collecting survey respondents’ consent to link survey data to administrative records.

      Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

    8. Understanding Society: Waves 1-3, 2009-2012: Special Licence Access, Geographical Accessibility: the UKHLS -Accessibility data file user guide: version 1.1

      Gundi Knies and Seetha Menon

    9. Exploring role of interviewers in collecting survey respondents’ consent to link survey data to administrative records.

      Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

    10. Propensity to consent to data linkage: experimental evidence from the Innovation Panel on the role of three survey design features

      Jonathan Burton, Emanuela Sala, and Gundi Knies

    11. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
    12. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
    13. Pretty face can guarantee a successful career

      Emanuela Sala, Marco Terraneo, Mario Lucchini, et al.

    14. Good looks bring success at all ages

      Emanuela Sala, Marco Terraneo, Mario Lucchini, et al.

    15. Beauties are work hotshots

      Emanuela Sala, Marco Terraneo, Mario Lucchini, et al.


    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 56 in total

    1. Pretty face can guarantee a successful career

    2. Good looks bring success at all ages

    3. Beauties are work hotshots

    4. Why your face really is the key to fortune

    5. Looks go long pay

    6. Forget university! It's a PRETTY FACE that helps guarantee a successful career

    7. One-child families increase because of recession

    8. Older mums and cost cutting family size

    9. How to survive the teens years - a parents guide

    10. Bad health, low pay and unlucky in love? Just blame your siblings

    11. Bad health, low pay and unlucky in love? Just blame your siblings - whether you are a clumsy youngest child or a clever eldest, birth order affects the way you live your life, Peta Bee says

    12. Back off, but not too much - how to raise a happy teenager

    13. How to raise a happy teenager

    14. Today's happy teenagers just value the simple things in life

    15. Tell this to your sulking teen! Having friends and going swimming are more important than money to today's youth, study finds


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