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Claire Crawford

Claire Crawford

Research Fellow

Education

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 Birmingham.

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.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/9
Many governments are considering expanding childcare subsidies to increase the labour force participation of parents (especially mothers) with young children.
IFS Working Paper W17/11
There is substantial evidence of a significant relationship between parents’ income and sons’ earnings in the UK, and that this relationship has strengthened over time. We extend this by exploring a broader measure of net family income as an outcome.

Reports and comment

Report
There is a large gender gap in the likelihood of taking maths and physics at A-level, even among high-achieving pupils. Among pupils who achieved grade A or A* (equivalent to grades 7-9) in GCSE maths in 2010, 36.5% of girls compared to 51.1% of boys took maths A-level. Among those who achieved ...
Observation
Despite receiving 55% of A levels overall in 2018, girls received just 43% of A levels awarded in STEM subjects. Rachel Cassidy, Sarah Cattan and Claire Crawford explore what drives girls’ A level choices, including why they may or may not opt for maths or physics.

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation given at the European Economic Association conference, 22 August 2017.
Presentation
This presentation was given by Christine Farquharson at the 2017 Royal Economic Society Conference on 10 April 2017.
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IFS Working Paper W20/9
Many governments are considering expanding childcare subsidies to increase the labour force participation of parents (especially mothers) with young children.
Observation
Despite receiving 55% of A levels overall in 2018, girls received just 43% of A levels awarded in STEM subjects. Rachel Cassidy, Sarah Cattan and Claire Crawford explore what drives girls’ A level choices, including why they may or may not opt for maths or physics.
Report
There is a large gender gap in the likelihood of taking maths and physics at A-level, even among high-achieving pupils. Among pupils who achieved grade A or A* (equivalent to grades 7-9) in GCSE maths in 2010, 36.5% of girls compared to 51.1% of boys took maths A-level. Among those who achieved ...
Mimeo
We summarise the recent evidence produced by the IFS which relates to the post-18 funding review.
Presentation
Presentation given at the European Economic Association conference, 22 August 2017.
IFS Working Paper W17/11
Chris Belfield, Claire Crawford, Ellen Greaves, Paul Gregg and Lindsey Macmillan
There is substantial evidence of a significant relationship between parents’ income and sons’ earnings in the UK, and that this relationship has strengthened over time. We extend this by exploring a broader measure of net family income as an outcome.
Press release
Chris Belfield, Claire Crawford, Ellen Greaves, Paul Gregg and Lindsey Macmillan
There is substantial evidence of a significant relationship between parents’ income and sons’ earnings in the UK, and that this relationship has strengthened over time. We extend this by exploring a broader measure of net family income as an outcome.
Presentation
This presentation was given by Christine Farquharson at the 2017 Royal Economic Society Conference on 10 April 2017.
Report
Chris Belfield, Claire Crawford and Luke Sibieta
In this report, we present long-run series of spending per student in England across the four main stages of education (early years, schools, further education and sixth forms, and higher education).
Mimeo
Simon Burgess, Claire Crawford and Lindsey Macmillan
Fifty years ago, entry to state secondary schools in England was decided on the basis of an exam taken at age 11. Those with the highest scores – around 25% of the population – could go to grammar schools (selective state funded schools), while the rest would go to secondary moderns. Children ...