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Alison Andrew

Alison Andrew

Senior Research Economist

Education

MSc Economics (Distinction), UCL, 2016

BA Economics (1st Class), University of Cambridge, 2013

 

Alison joined the IFS in 2013. Alison’s research examines the origins of socio-economic and gender inequalities, especially focusing on the roles of childhood, adolescence, marriage and parenthood. Her work combines the use of randomised controlled trials, novel methods for measuring the drivers of inequality and structural modelling. Alison’s research is primarily focused in India and the UK.

Academic outputs

Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 41, Issue 3
This paper combines novel data on the time use, home‐learning practices and economic circumstances of families with children during the COVID‐19 lockdown with pre‐lockdown data from the UK Time Use Survey to characterise the time use of children and how it changed during lockdown, and to ...
Journal article
Social connections are fundamental to human wellbeing. This paper examines the social networks of young married women in rural Odisha, India. This is a group for whom highly-gendered norms around marriage, mobility and work are likely to shape opportunities to form and maintain meaningful ties with ...

Reports and comment

Briefing note
The large decline in women’s paid work after childbirth cannot, in general, be explained by couples prioritising the paid work of the higher-wage parent. Put most simply, this is because women are always more likely to stop working after parenthood, regardless of whether or not they were the ...
Report
The COVID-19 school closures forced children and parents to make unprecedented changes to their daily routines. Including the summer holidays, most children will have had a five-and-a-half-month break from physically attending school by the time they returned in September.

Presentations

Presentation
This presenatation was prepared for the IFS public economics lectures, held in London on 7 January 2016.