Claire Crawford
Dr Claire Crawford
Research Fellow
Education:
BA (Hons) Economics (1st class), Lancaster University, 2003
MSc Economics, University College London, 2004
PhD Economics of Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 2012

Claire is a Research Fellow of the Institute and Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

She was previously Programme Director of the Skills sector at IFS. Her research interests focus on the determinants of educational attainment and HE participation, including the roles of socio-economic status, expectations and aspirations, month of birth and parents' marital status. She is particularly interested in how education policy can be used to improve the outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and has played a leading role in the evaluations of a number of education programmes aiming to do just that, including on behalf of the Department of Education and the Education Endowment Foundation. She is also managing editor of Fiscal Studies.

The drivers of month of birth differences in children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills

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This paper finds differences in the age at which cognitive skills are tested accounts for the vast majority of the difference in outcomes between children who are born at different times of the year.

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