Sarah Cattan

Dr Sarah Cattan

Senior Research Economist


PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 2012

MA Economics, University of Chicago, 2007

BA Economics and Political Science (Magna Cum Laude), Columbia University, 2005

Sarah is a Senior Research Economist in the Skills sector. She joined the IFS in 2012 and currently holds a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to study child development and household behaviour in developed and developing countries. Sarah's general research interests include human capital formation, labour markets and inequality. In the recent past, she has conducted research into the following specific areas: early childhood development; the impact of childcare policies on maternal labour supply; and the gender wage gap.


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Estimating the production function for human capital: results from a randomized controlled trial in Colombia

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The authors examine the channels through which a randomized early childhood intervention in Colombia led to significant gains in cognitive and socio-emotional skills among a sample of disadvantaged children.

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