Human capital and inequality during adolescence and working life


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Project Details

HuCIAW investigates the role of human capital in shaping inequalities over the life course. We aim to shed new light on the process of human capital formation during adolescence and adulthood.

The project is organised under three inter-related themes: sorting of young people across education pathways; interactions between different investments in human capital; and the insurance role of human capital.

Principal Investigators

Recent Publications

Inequalities in Children’s Experiences of Home Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown in England

Alison Andrew, Almudena Sevilla, Angus Phimister, Christine Farquharson, Lucy Kraftman, Monica Costa Dias, Sarah Cattan, Sonya Krutikova |

COVID‐19 and Inequalities

Monica Costa Dias, Richard Blundell, Robert Joyce, Xiaowei Xu |

The Challenges for Labour Market Policy during the COVID‐19 Pandemic

Fabien Postel-Vinay, Monica Costa Dias, Robert Joyce, Xiaowei Xu |

Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle

Costas Meghir, David Goll, Monica Costas-Dias, Richard Blundell |

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Research Themes


United Kingdom: Dept. for Education, HM Treasury, Dept. for Work & Pensions, Social Mobility Commission, Association of Colleges, Gatsby Foundation, Family Nurse Partnership, Nuffield Foundation

Norway: Ministry of Education and Research.

France: Agence nouvelle des solidarités active, Direction Générale de l’enseignement scolaire, Caisse nationale des allocations familiales.