PhD Economics of Education, Institute of Education, University of London, 2012 MSc Economics, University College London, 2004 BA (Hons) Economics (1st class), Lancaster University, 2003
Claire is a Research Fellow of the IFS 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.
Socio-economic, ethnic and gender differences in HE participation
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This report uses linked individual-level administrative data from schools in England and universities in the UK to document the relationships between socio-economic status, ethnicity and HE participation, and explore what drives these relationships.