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Sonya Krutikova

Sonya Krutikova

Deputy Research Director

Education

PhD Economics: "Schooling and Beyond: Essays on Skill Formation and Learning in Deprived Contexts", University of Oxford, 2011
MSc Economics for Development, University of Oxford, 2007
BA Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Sussex, 2003

Sonya is Deputy Research Director at the IFS. Her research interests are in the areas of Economics of Education, as well as Labour and Development Economics. She works on understanding the drivers of intergenerational persistence of disadvantage with a focus on the role that human capital plays. Sonya’s research spans Lower and Middle Income, as well as High Income Contexts with a key cross-cutting theme of how to translate knowledge into context appropriate policy designs. As part of her research Sonya conducts large scale Randomised Controlled Trials of government programmes and longitudinal observational studies, as well as utilising existing survey and administrative data-sets.

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IFS Working Paper W22/26
We spotlight some of the newer directions in intergenerational mobility research within economics driven by changes in some key trends in the recent decades, as well as growing availability of administrative data.
IFS Working Paper W22/23
We use newly linked UK administrative to estimate absolute income mobility for children born in England in the 1980s.
Press release
The quality of home learning in England improved substantially over the first year of the pandemic, with particularly big improvements for poorer children. This much-needed improvement is welcome – but, on their own, more equal experiences going forward won’t be enough to overcome the large ...
Report
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.
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.
Observation
A special Issue of Fiscal Studies published today by Wiley on behalf of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) provides new analysis of the evolution of mortality levels and socio-economic inequalities in 11 OECD countries, including England, over the last 20-30 years.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies , Volume 42, Issue 1
Introduction to to 'The Evolution of Mortality Inequality in 11 OECD Countries'
Journal article | Fiscal Studies , Volume 42, Issue 1
In this paper, we study the evolution of age-group- and gender-specific mortality and mortality inequality in England between 2003 and 2016, by comparing small geographic areas ranked by deprivation and grouped into bins of similar population size.
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.
Press release
Data from a new survey, conducted between 23 February and 2 March, provides some of the first evidence on how parents view the scale of the challenge of lost learning. It shows that, while 9 in 10 parents are happy to send children back to school on Monday, there are big concerns remaining over ...