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Angus Phimister

Angus Phimister

Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2018-2020 (Part Time)

MA (Hons) Economics (First), University of Edinburgh, 2013-2017

 

Angus joined the IFS in 2017 and works in the Human Capital Development sector. His work focuses on inequalities in child development and families, as well as the effect of early intervention programs on child development. Since 2020 Angus has worked on the IFS-IoE survey of family time use during the COVID pandemic.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/4
This report analyses how these differences in school reopenings affected the learning experiences of English school children. To examine this, we leverage a unique panel of data, allowing us to observe how learning changed between April/May and June/July for around 650 school-aged children in ...
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 3
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 Use Survey to characterise the time use of children and how it changed during lockdown, and to ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
On 8 March, all pupils in England will return to in-person schooling after what is hopefully the final period of COVID-related blanket school closures.
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.

Presentations