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Professor Susan Harkness

Professor Susan Harkness

Professor Susan Harkness


Office Room 3G7, 12 Woodland Road
School for Policy Studies,
8 Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3311082

Research summary

Recent Grants

Government Equalities Office, “Occupational Downgrading after Childbirth,” July 2018-April 2019, £23k (Principal Investigator, with Co-Is Magda Borkowska and Selcuk Beduk, ISER).

Low Pay Commission, ‘The Living Wage, wage progression and wage differentials,’ April 2018- September 2019, £50k, Co-investigator, £50k, with Silvia Avram (ISER).

NORFACE Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lfecycle (DIAL), EQUALIVES, 2018-2021, Euros 1,430,000, Susan Harkness (Principal Investigator), with co-investigators Anette Fasang (Humboldt), Jani Erola (Turku), Mads Meier Jaeger (Copenhagen) and Thomas Leopold (Amsterdam).

ESRC  Seminar Series (2015-2018), Child Poverty and Social Mobility, 2014-2017, £30,000, Susan Harkness (Principal Investigator) with Lynn Prince ...

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I am a Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Centre for Poverty and Social Justice in the School for Policy Studies.

My research focusses on how gender and family structure relate to inequality and poverty. I am co-Investigator of the ESRC funded research centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) and lead Principal Investigator on a cross-country comparative project, funded by the NORFACE Dynamics of Inequality program, on how inequalities evolve over the life course together (with colleagues in Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, and Germany), and co-investigator (with Silva Avram, PI) on an ESRC project on pay progression and gender ...

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Recent publications

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