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.

An evaluation of the impact of the Social Mobility Foundation programmes on education outcomes

| IFS Reports

This evaluation compares the education outcomes of Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) participants (collected by SMF via participant questionnaires) with outcomes for a group of pupils with similar observable characteristics (such as performance at secondary school and neighbourhood context), observed in administrative data. This report focuses on the education outcomes for four cohorts of participants with the SMF: the first cohort featured entered the programme in 2009 (referred to as the 2009 cohort), the second in 2010, the third in 2011 and the fourth in 2012.

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