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IOE academic joins research project investigating the gender wage gap

18 October 2019

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

Bozena Wielgoszewska

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 Wielgoszewska, a Research Associate at the IOE’s Centre for Longitudinal Studies, has previously worked on projects that examine data across three cohort studies: the National Child Development Study (NCDS), the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

Dr Wielgoszewska’s primary research interests include social and economic inequalities, people’s mobility across these strata, the causes and consequences of this mobility, as well as the mechanism that either facilitate or impede it.

The overarching aim of Dr Wielgoszewska’s research is to contribute to decreasing social and economic inequalities in contemporary society, through providing evidence, creating better understanding, and raising awareness of these issues.

Dr Wielgoszewska said: “I am delighted to be taking on a new role as a Research Fellow on the Gender Wage Gap project. This role provides an opportunity to build on my previous research, which utilised the British Cohort Studies Data. I am looking forward to working with such a renowned team, and I am certain that this study will make a valuable contribution.”