Institute for Fiscal Studies
Christine joined the IFS in 2015 in the Education and Skills sector. Her work focuses on understanding what factors shape children’s education and health; the inequalities between different groups; and how policy can help close these gaps and support children to reach their full potential. Christine has a particular focus on the early years and leads IFS’ work on the spending and design of the early years system. Other projects include evaluations of major programmes like Sure Start; modelling the relationships between childcare, parents’ work decisions and child development; and examining how government policy shapes families’ decisions about what food to buy. Christine contributed to the IFS Deaton Review’s chapter on educational inequalities, and she previously edited the IFS Green Budget for three years.