Strand 6: International comparisons of child development

Journal Articles

Gregg, P. and Washbrook, E.  The socio-economic gradient in child outcomes: the role of attitudes, behaviours and beliefs – The Primary Years. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies vol. 2 no. 1. ISSN 1757-9597.  January 2011.  llcs2 (PDF, 1,689kB)

Goodman, A. Gregg, P. and Washbrook, E. Children's educational attainment and the aspirations, attitudes and behaviours of parents and children through childhood. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies vol. 2 no. 1. ISSN 1757-9597. January 2011.  llcs2 (PDF, 1,689kB)

Gregg, P. and Macmillan, L (2010) "Family Income and Education in the Next Generation: Exploring income gradients in Education for current cohorts of youth" Journal of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, Vol 1 (3). June 2010.  fincome (PDF, 934kB)

Gregg, P. Harkness, S, Smith, S. Welfare Reform and Lone Parents in the UK, Economic Journal, 119,535, F38-F65, Wiley-Blackwell, February 2009

Burgess, S., Gregg, P., Propper, C., Washbrook, E. Maternity rights and mothers' return to work, Labour Economics 15(2) April 2008, 168-201. Elsevier. 2008. ISSN 14755661

Han, WJ., Ruhm, C., Waldfogel, J., Washbrook, E., The timing of mothers' employment after childbirth, Monthly Labour Review 131(6) June 2008

Washbrook, E. The timing of mothers' employment after childbirth. Monthly Labour Review. 131, 6, 15-28. June 2008

Working Papers

The Intergenerational Transmission of  Worklessness in the UK
Macmillan, L. February 2010, CMPO Working Paper No. 10/231

Intergenerational Persistence in Income and Social Class:  The Impact of Within-Group Inequality
Blanden, J., Gregg, P. and Macmillan, L. March 2010, CMPO Working Paper No. 10/230

Family income and Education in the Next Generation: Exploring income gradients in education for current cohorts of youth. (pdf 334.44KB)
Gregg, P. and Macmillan, L. . October 2009.  CMPO Working Paper 09/223

Handedness and Child Development (pdf, 398KB)
Paul Gregg, Katarina Janke and Carol Propper. May 2008. CMPO Working Paper 08/198

Understanding the Relationship between Parental Income and Multiple Child Outcomes: a decomposition analysis (pdf, 537.9KB)
Paul Gregg, Carol Propper, Elizabeth Washbrook. January 2008. CMPO Working Paper 08/193 / CASE Discussion paper No. 129, London School of Economics

Public policies and women's employment after childbearing" Wen-Jui Han, Christopher J Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel, Elizabeth Washbrook, Jan 2009, IZA Discussion Paper No. 3937 / NBER Working Paper No. 14660

Think pieces

Response to the UK Government’s Tackling Child Poverty and Improving Life Chances: Consulting on a New Approach (PDF, 233kB).. Paul Gregg. January 2011.

Early Environments and Child Outcomes:An Analysis Commission for the Independent Review on Poverty and Life Chances (PDF, 1,197kB).  Elizabeth Washbrook.  December 2010.

A cross-cohort comparison of childhood behaviour problems. Elizabeth Washbrook. Summary of preliminary findings from a project for the Sutton Trust. November 2010.

Low income and early cognitive development in the U.K (PDF, 675kB).. Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook. A Report for the Sutton Trust. February 2010

Think Piece on Early Years Policy (PDF, 288kB) by Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook.  Prepared for  Sutton Trust-Carnegie Summit: Social Mobility and Education Policy. June 2008.

Social Mobility and the Professions  (pdf, 209.3kB) by Lindsey Macmillan. This report sets out to illustrate the origin of family incomes and abilities of those entering into the Professions across time. It is for submission to the Panel for Fair Access to the Professions. March 2009.


Early Years Child Development and Social Mobility - Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University, New York)


Is social mobility dead?

Although the class ladder seems harder to climb than ever, it will be decades before we know if today's children have better life chances than their parents, argues Tom Clark of the Guardian, Society.  10 March 2010.  Cites research from this project.