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Professor Susan Harkness Associate Director for Policy, University of Essex

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Curriculum vitae

Susan Harkness joined ISER in September 2017 is Associate Director for Policy, Understanding Society and Professor of Public Policy. Her research looks at how gender and family structure relate to inequality and poverty.  Susan was previously a reader in Social Policy at the University of Bath, and lectured in economics at the Universities of Bristol and Sussex.  She holds a PhD in Economics from UCL, a MA from Sussex University, and BA from Cambridge University. She is Principal Investigator on a NORFACE grant looking at the evolution of inequalities over the life course with colleagues in Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany.


Displaying all 4 publications

  1. Gender and economic inequality

    Susan Harkness

    1. Economics
    2. Social Policy
  2. Single motherhood and child development in the UK

    Susan Harkness and MariƱa Fernandez Salgado

    1. Lone Parents
    2. Child Development
  3. The economic consequences of becoming a lone mother

    Susan Harkness

    1. Lone Parents
    2. Households
    3. Economics
  4. Looking forward: afterword

    Susan Harkness

    1. Social Sciences
    2. Social Change
    3. Public Policy
    4. Research
    5. Life Course Analysis
    6. Surveys
    7. Social Policy

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