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17:45 - 19:00 20 June 2018

Research on inequality: the long roots of childhood, informing policies, and generational change


Jeffery Hall | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Professor Alissa Goodman, Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education, Alissa Goodman is a professor of economics and Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in the Department of Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education. She is the Principal Investigator of the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study (NCDS), and is currently leading the team responsible for the design and content of the study's major new age 61 sweep. She is an economist whose main research interests relate to income inequality, poverty, education policy, and the intergenerational transmission of wellbeing. Alissa previously served as Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, which is Britain’s leading independent microeconomics research institute.

In this lecture I'll talk about my 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. I'll show how the UK's birth cohort studies reveal the long roots of childhood experience on later life, and the importance of tackling childhood mental health problems. I'll show how earlier adult life is influencing the decisions of a generation now approaching retirement age, and some of the striking generational changes occurring in our society, including in incomes, obesity, and mental health.

This lecture is followed by a wine reception.


Kate Thomas
+44 (0)207 612 6056 | ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk


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