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Angus Phimister

Angus Phimister

Research Economist

Education

University of Edinburgh, Master of Arts with Honours Economics, 1st Class, 2017

Angus joined the IFS in 2017 and works in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo).  His current work involves the evaluation of programs to improve early childhood development in India, as well as work investigating the interaction between sanitation and nutrition on child health outcomes.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W20/26
This paper combines novel data on the time use, home learning practices and economic circumstances of families with children during the COVID-19 lockdown with pre-lockdown data from the UK Time User Survey to characterise the time use of children and how it changed during lockdown.
Journal article
COVID-19 has uprooted many aspects of parents’ daily routines, from their jobs to their childcare arrangements.

Reports and comment

Report
The COVID-19 school closures forced children and parents to make unprecedented changes to their daily routines. Including the summer holidays, most children will have had a five-and-a-half-month break from physically attending school by the time they returned in September.
Observation
In this observation, we use data from an online survey of parents with school-aged children – funded by the Nuffield Foundation and collected during June and July 2020 – to document the patchwork of in-person schooling that children had before the summer. We also explore parents’ concerns ...

Presentations