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Monica Costa Dias

Monica Costa Dias

Deputy Research Director

Education

PhD Economics, University College London, 2002
MA Economics (17/20), New University of Lisbon, 1997
BA Applied Mathematics to Economics and Management (17/20), Technical University of Lisbon, 1995

Monica is an Associate Director at the IFS and a Research Economist at the Centre for Economics and Finance, University of Porto. Her research interests are mainly on Labour Economics and the Economics of Education, with a focus on the determinants of individual and household choices, including human capital investments, labour supply and intra-household allocation of resources, and their consequences for inequality and the evaluation and design of tax and welfare policies

Academic outputs

IFS Working Paper W22/01
We review the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on inequalities in education, the labour market, household living standards, mental health, and wealth in the UK.
IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability different jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.

Reports and comment

Report
We look at the differences between men and women in all activities that can be labelled as ‘work’.
Briefing note
We address questions around vacancies and labour shortages by bringing together fine-grained data on the demand and supply sides of the labour market up to the summer of 2021.

Presentations

Presentation
This presentation was delivered to officials from the Government Equalities Office in London on 23rd April 2018.
Presentation
This presentation was given at the American Economics Association (AEA) and Allied Social Scientice Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
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IFS Working Paper W22/01
We review the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on inequalities in education, the labour market, household living standards, mental health, and wealth in the UK.
Press release
It is only because of the increase in women’s educational attainment that there has been any meaningful progress in closing the gender earnings gap.
Report
We look at the differences between men and women in all activities that can be labelled as ‘work’.
IFS Working Paper W21/29
We develop a measure of labour market opportunities for heterogenous types of worker, exploiting information on their suitability different jobs encoded in historical patterns of worker mobility.
Press release
We find for about a quarter of the workforce (8 million people), vacancies in occupations relevant to them remain at least 10% below pre-pandemic levels.
Briefing note
We address questions around vacancies and labour shortages by bringing together fine-grained data on the demand and supply sides of the labour market up to the summer of 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.
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 ...
Press release
The different roles played by men and women upon becoming parents, with respect to paid work and childcare, are a crucial part of the development of gender pay gaps. New analysis shows that this divide occurs even when the mother had the higher wage in the household pre-childbirth – as is the ...
Journal article
Estimates of how health affects employment vary considerably. We assess how different methods and health measures impact estimates of the impact of health on employment using a unified framework for the US and England.