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

The gender pay gap in the UK: children and experience in work

Monica Costa Dias, Robert Joyce, Francesca Parodi |

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

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

COVID‐19 and Inequalities

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

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

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

Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle

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

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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.