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New researcher joins the IOE’s gender wage gap project

2 December 2019

New UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Dr Francesca Foliano has joined the research team on the ‘Gender Wage Gap: evidence from the cohort studies’ project.

Francesca Foliano

The project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), investigates the gender wage gap in individuals' lives across three generations. It uses information contained in the birth cohorts to provide new insights into wage formation, how the gender wage gap evolved, and what policy instruments will be needed to create pay equality.

Dr Foliano joins the IOE from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). She will be investigating earnings inequalities in the Gender Wage Gap project through using data from the birth cohort studies. She is also undertaking work on a project examining time use in UK households.

Dr Foliano is a labour economist and her main research interests are education, labour, gender and family economics. In particular she is interested in understanding which policy interventions can reduce inequalities in school attainment and labour market outcomes.

Dr Foliano said: “I am excited to be joining this team at the IOE and to have the opportunity to contribute to such relevant and timely research that will contribute to the understanding of gender inequality in earnings and its root causes.”

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