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Angus Phimister

Angus Phimister

Research Economist


MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2018-2020 (Part Time)

MA (Hons) Economics (First), University of Edinburgh, 2013-2017


Angus joined the IFS in 2017 and works in the Human Capital Development sector. His work focuses on inequalities in child development and families, as well as the effect of early intervention programs on child development. Since 2020 Angus has worked on the IFS-IoE survey of family time use during the COVID pandemic.

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W21/17
This paper provides novel empirical evidence on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the division of labour among parents of school-aged children in two-parent opposite-gender families.
IFS Working Paper W21/4
This report analyses how these differences in school reopenings affected the learning experiences of English school children. To examine this, we leverage a unique panel of data, allowing us to observe how learning changed between April/May and June/July for around 650 school-aged children in ...

Reports and comment

In this report, we examine how the learning experiences of English school children evolved over the course of the first 12 months of disruption, from the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 until the end of the second period of school closures in March 2021.
Briefing note
On 8 March, all pupils in England will return to in-person schooling after what is hopefully the final period of COVID-related blanket school closures.