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Alissa Goodman

Alissa Goodman

Research Fellow

Education

MSc in Economics, Birkbeck College, London,  1996
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Balliol College, Oxford, 1993

Alissa is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education and a Research Fellow at the IFS. Her research interests cover a range of issues relating to education policy, inequality and poverty. Her current work is concerned with explaining the 'socio-economic gap' in child outcomes and in higher education participation; the importance of the development of cognitive and social skills in childhood for outcomes in adult life; and higher education funding policy. Her previous work has charted trends in income inequality, intergenerational income mobility, and child and pensioner poverty in the UK. She also has extensive experience in conducting a number of large-scale policy evaluations for government departments, including Education Maintenance Allowances, Employer Training Pilots, the Employment, Retention and Advancement demonstration, and Pathways to Work.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Social Science and Medicine
Journal article looking at the relationship between mother's mental health and childhood behaviour using the Millennium Cohort Study

Reports and comment

Report
This report considers the extent to which differences in parental characteristics explain gaps in cognitive and socio-emotional development between children at older ages.
Report
Children born to married parents achieve better cognitive and social outcomes, on average. This report asks why this is so.

Presentations

Presentation
Presentation given at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Conference: 'The value and use of cohort studies' on 20 November 2012
Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of a special issue of Fiscal Studies on 29 June 2012.
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Journal article | Social Science and Medicine
Journal article looking at the relationship between mother's mental health and childhood behaviour using the Millennium Cohort Study
Report
This report considers the extent to which differences in parental characteristics explain gaps in cognitive and socio-emotional development between children at older ages.
Journal article | Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A
This paper makes use of newly linked administrative education data from England to understand better the determinants of participation in higher education (HE) among individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 4. December 2012
This article corrects 'The Distributional Impact of the 2012–13 Higher Education Funding Reforms in England', Fiscal Studies, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 211–236.
Presentation
Presentation given at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Conference: 'The value and use of cohort studies' on 20 November 2012
Journal article | Child and Family Law Quarterly
In this article we assess whether there are differences in early measures of cognitive and socio-emotional development between children born to cohabiting and married couples, and if so, whether marriage is the cause of these differences.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of a special issue of Fiscal Studies on 29 June 2012.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2012
This paper investigates the financial implications of the higher education funding regime to be introduced in English universities in September 2012. The analysis is based on simulated lifetime earnings profiles among graduates, linked to imputed information on parental incomes and institution and ...
Presentation
The presentation was given to the Child Poverty Unit on 3 April 2012.