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Lucy Kraftman

Lucy Kraftman

Research Economist


MSc Economic Analysis and Policy (Magna cum Laude), Paris School of Economics, 2018
BSc Economics (1st Class), University of Bristol, 2016

Lucy joined the IFS in 2018 and works on human capital in developed and developing countries. Her current work includes assessing the value added of social workers in Chile and investigating health inequality in the UK.

Academic outputs

Journal article
COVID-19 has uprooted many aspects of parents’ daily routines, from their jobs to their childcare arrangements.

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The COVID-19 crisis has caused drastic changes to most parents’ work lives and other responsibilities. Millions of adults have lost or are forecast to lose their jobs permanently; many more have stopped work temporarily. Others are newly working from home, while many key workers are experiencing ...
Briefing note
On the 20th March 2020, UK schools closed their gates to all but the children of essential workers and those deemed most vulnerable. As of 15 May, this remained the case; should the progress of the pandemic permit, some more children might be allowed to return at the start of June.


These presentations were given as part of a day of lectures on Public Economics to students, held at the IFS.