University of Surrey, and LSE, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Author, Subject Editor
Professor in Economics, School of Economics, University of Surrey, UK
Intergenerational mobility, early education
Lecturer in Economics, University of Surrey, UK (2005–2012); Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Surrey, UK (2012–2017); Reader in Economics, University of Surrey, UK (2017–2022)
PhD Economics, University College London, 2005
“Quantity and quality of childcare and children’s educational outcomes.” Journal of Population Economics 35 (2022): 785–828 (with E. Del Bono, B. Rabe, and K. Hansen).
Educational Inequality. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15225, 2022 (with M. Doepke and J. Stuhler).
Do Non-monetary Interventions Improve Staff Retention? Evidence from English NHS Hospitals. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15480, 2022 (with M. Sayli, G. Moscelli, C. Bojke, and M. Mello).
Trends in Absolute Income Mobility in North America and Europe. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13456, 2020 (with R. Manduca, M. Hell, A. Adermon, E. Bratberg, A. C. Gielen, H. Van Kippersluis, K. B. Lee, S. Machin, M. D. Munk, M. Nybom, Y. Ostrovsky, S. Rahman, and O. Sirniö).
“Educational inequality, educational expansion and intergenerational mobility.” Journal of Social Policy 45:4 (2016): 589–614 (with L. Macmillan).
Measures of intergenerational persistence can be indicative of equality of opportunity, but the relationship is not clear-cutJo Blanden, January 2019A strong association between incomes across generations—with children from poor families likely to be poor as adults—is frequently considered an indicator of insufficient equality of opportunity. Studies of such “intergenerational persistence,” or lack of intergenerational mobility, measure the strength of the relationship between parents’ socio-economic status and that of their children as adults. However, the association between equality of opportunity and common measures of intergenerational persistence is not as clear-cut as is often assumed. To aid interpretation researchers often compare measures across time and space but must recognize that reliable measurement requires overcoming important data and methodological difficulties.MoreLess