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2014

12 - Moving Towards Estimating Lifetime Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the UK - Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Claudia Vittori

11 - Bullying experiences among disabled children and young people in England: Evidence from two longitudinal studies - Stella Chatzitheochari, Samantha Parsons and Lucinda Platt

10 - Selected at seven: The relationship between teachers' judgments and assessments of pupils, and pupils' stream placements - Tammy Campbell

09 - Selective Schooling Systems Increase Inequality - Simon Burgess, Matt Dickson and Lindsey Macmillan

08 - A Pragmatic Approach to Measuring Neighbourhood Poverty Change  - Ludovica Gambaro, Heather Joshi, Ruth Lupton and Mary Clare Lennon

07 - Does an aptitude test affect socioeconomic and gender gaps in attendance at an elite university? – Jake Anders

06 - Was migrating beneficial? Comparing social mobility of Turks in Western Europe to Turks in Turkey and Western European natives – Carolina V. Zuccotti, Harry Ganzeboom and Ayse Guveli

05 - Do parents matter? Occupational outcomes among ethnic minorities and British natives in England and Wales (2009-2010) – Carolina V. Zuccotti

04 - Food for Thought? Breastfeeding and Child Development - Emla Fitzsimons and Marcos Vera-Hernández

03 – Do "Child-Friendly" Practices affect Learning? Evidence from Rural India – Sushmita Nalini Das

02 - The link between family background and later lifetime incomes: how does the UK compare to other countries? - John Jerrim

01 - Education and Intergenerational Mobility: Help or Hindrance? - Jo Blanden and Lindsey Macmillan


2013

15 – Who gets the Top Jobs? The role of family background and networks in recent graduates' access to high status professions – Lindsey Macmillan, Claire Tyler and Anna Vignoles.

14 – Unofficial Development Assistance: a model of development charities' donation income – Wiji Arulampalam, Peter G. Backus and John Micklewright

13 – Teenagers' expectations of applying to university: how do they change? Jake Anders and John Micklewright

12 - Understanding income mobility: the role of education for intergenerational income persistence in the US, UK and Sweden - Paul Gregg, Jan O. Jonsson, Lindsey Macmillan and Carina Mood

11 - Matched panel data estimates of the impact of Teach First on school and department performance - Rebecca Allen and Jay Allnutt

10 - The socio-economic gradient in children's reading skills and the role of genetics - John Jerrim, Anna Vignoles, Raghu Lingam and Angela Friend

09 -  Over-education among A8 migrants in the UK - Stuart Campbell

08 - Teacher Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Pupil fixed effects estimates for twelve countries - Christopher F. Hein and Rebecca Allen

07 - Identifying the drivers of month of birth differences in educational attainment - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves

06 - The drivers of month of birth differences in children's cognitive and non-cognitive skills: a regression discontinuity analysis - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves

05 - The impact of age within academic year on adult outcomes - Claire Crawford, Lorraine Dearden and Ellen Greaves

04 – Money for nothing: estimating the impact of financial aid on participation in Higher Education – Lorraine Dearden, Emla Fitzsimons and Gill Wyness

03 - The mathematics skills of school children: How does England compare to the high performing East Asian jurisdictions? – John Jerrim and Alvaro Choi

02 – Learning and Wellbeing Trajectories Among Older Adults in England – Andrew Jenkins and Tarek Mostafa

01 – The role of non-cognitive and cognitive skills, behavioural and educational outcomes in accounting for the intergenerational transmission of worklessness – Lindsey Macmillan


2012

13 - Using the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England for research into Higher Education access - Jake Anders

12 - The impact of sampling variation on peer measures: a comment on a proposal to adjust estimates for measurement error - Pedro N.Silva, John Micklewright and Sylke V. Schnepf

11 - University access for socio-economically disadvantaged children: A comparison across English speaking countries - John Jerrim and Anna Vignoles

10 – Nurse or Mechanic? The role of parental socialization and children's personality in the formation of sex-typed occupational aspirations – Javier Polavieja and Lucinda Platt (revised version of DoQSS wp 11-08)

09 - The  teacher labour market, teacher turnover and disadvantaged schools: new evidence for England – Rebecca Allen, Simon Burgess and Jennifer Mayo

08 - Charitable bequests and wealth at death - Tony Atkinson, Peter Backus and John Micklewright

07 - The impact of the Great Recession on the incomes of households - John Micklewright

06 - Socioeconomic gradients in children's cognitive skills: Are cross-country comparisons robust to who reports family background? - John Jerrim, John Micklewright

05 -  Reducing bias due to missing values of the response variable by joint modeling with an auxiliary variable - Alfonso Miranda,  Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and John W. McDonald

04 - The socio-economic gradient in teenagers' literacy skills: how does England compare to other countries? - John Jerrim

03 - The relative importance of adolescent skills and behaviors for adult earnings: A cross-national study - Kathryn Duckworth, Greg J. Duncan, Katja Kokko, Anna-Liisa Lyyra, Molly Metzger and Sharon Simonton

02 - How should we treat under-performing schools? A regression discontinuity analysis of school inspections in England - Rebecca Allen and Simon Burgess

01 - What's the link between household income and going to university? - Jake Anders


2011

09 - England's "plummeting" PISA test scores between 2000 and 2009: Is the performance of our secondary school pupils really in relative decline? - John Jerrim

08 - Nurse or Mechanic? Explaining Sex-Typed Occupational Aspirations amongst Children - Javier Polavieja & Lucinda Platt

07 - Charitable Giving for Overseas Development: UK trends over a quarter century - Anthony B. Atkinson & Peter G. Backus & John Micklewright & Cathy Pharoah & Sylke V. Schnepf

06 - The effectiveness of English secondary schools for pupils of different ability levels - Lorraine Dearden & John Micklewright & Anna Vignoles

05 - Measuring school value added with administrative data: the problem of missing variables - Lorraine Dearden & Alfonso Miranda & Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

04 - Disadvantaged children's ``low'' educational expectations: Are the US and UK really so different to other industrialized nations? - John Jerrim

03 - Are girls the fairer sex in India? Revisiting intra-household allocation of education expenditure - Mehtabul Azam & Geeta Kingdon

02 - Do Performance Targets Affect Behaviour? Evidence from Discontinuities in Test Scores in England - Marcello Sartarelli

01 - The use (and misuse) of statistics in understanding social mobility: regression to the mean and the cognitive development of high ability children from disadvantaged homes - John Jerrim & Anna Vignoles


2010

19 - An analysis of the educational progress of children with special educational needs - Claire Crawford & Anna Vignoles

18 - Akin to my teacher: Does caste, religious or gender distance between student and teacher matter? Some evidence from India - Shenila Rawal & Geeta Kingdon

17 -  A cross-cohort description of young people's housing experience in Britain over 30 years: An application of Sequence Analysis - Dylan Kneale & Ruth Lupton & Polina Obolenskaya & Richard D Wiggins

16 - Missing ordinal covariates with informative selection - Alfonso Miranda & Sophia Rabe-Hesketh

15 - Policy changes in UK higher education funding, 1963-2009 - Gill Wyness

14 - Administrative Data and Economic Policy Evaluation - Lorraine Dearden

13 - Peer effects and measurement error: the impact of sampling variation in school survey data - John Micklewright & Sylke V. Schnepf & Pedro N. Silva

12 - Languages, ethnicity, and education in London - Michelle von Ahn & Ruth Lupton & Charley Greenwood & Dick Wiggins

11 - Using M-quantile models as an alternative to random effects to model the contextual value-added of schools in London - Nikos Tzavidis & James J Brown

10 - The choice between fixed and random effects models: some considerations for educational research - Paul Clarke & Claire Crawford & Fiona Steele & Anna Vignoles

09 - When you are born matters: the impact of date of birth on educational outcomes in England - Claire Crawford & Lorraine Dearden & Costas Meghir

08 - Widening Participation in Higher Education: Analysis Using Linked Administrative Data - Haroon Chowdry & Claire Crawford & Lorraine Dearden & Alissa Goodman & Anna Vignoles

07 - Ethnic parity in labour market outcomes for benefit claimants in Great Britain - Claire Crawford & Lorraine Dearden & Alice Mesnard & Barbara Sianesi & Jonathan Shaw

06 - Why do children become disengaged from school? - Francesca Foliano & Elena Meschi & Anna Vignoles

05 - Endogenous Treatment Effects for Count Data Models with Sample Selection or Endogenous Participation - Massimiliano Bratti & Alfonso Miranda

04 - Non-response biases in surveys of school children: the case of the English PISA samples - John Micklewright & Sylke V. Schnepf & Chris Skinner

03 - The relative effectiveness of private and government schools in rural India: evidence from ASER data - Rob French & Geeta Kingdon

02 - Does school autonomy improve educational outcomes? Judging the performance of foundation secondary schools in England - Rebecca Allen

01 - A double-hurdle count model for completed fertility data from the developing world - Alfonso Miranda

2009

04 - Can school competition improve standards? The case of faith schools in England - Rebecca Allen & Anna Vignoles

03 - What parents want: school preferences and school choice - Simon Burgess & Ellen Greaves & Anna Vignoles & Deborah Wilson

02 - The effect of monitoring unemployment insurance recipients on unemployment duration - John Micklewright & Gyula Nagy

01 - How Reliable are Income Data Collected with a Single Question? John Micklewright & Sylke V. Schnepf