Research on inequality: the long roots of childhood, informing policies, and generational change
20 June 2018, 5:45 pm–7:00 pm
In this lecture Professor Alissa Goodman will talk about her research on inequalities, showing how both cross-sectional and longitudinal data are being used to illuminate and address some of the major social and policy questions of our time.
Jeffrey HallUCL Institute of Education20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0ALUnited Kingdom
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Respondent: Dr Lindsey Macmillan, Reader in Economics at the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education.
About the speakers
Alissa Goodman is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in the IOE's Department of Social Science. She is the Principal Investigator of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and is currently leading the team responsible for the design and content of the study's major new age 61 sweep.
Professor Goodman's main research interests relate to income inequality, poverty, education policy, and the transmission of wellbeing between generations. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, Britain's leading independent microeconomics research institute.
Dr Lindsey Macmillan is an economist who is interested in intergenerational transmissions, including intergenerational worklessness and intergenerational income mobility. Alongside her academic publications, Dr Macmillan works closely with government and third sector organisations including the Social Mobility Commission.
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The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.