Professor Heather Joshi

    • Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography
    • Emeritus Professor
  • Faculty:
    • Faculty of Policy and Society
  • Department:
    • Department of Quantitative Social Science
  • Centre:
    • Centre for Longitudinal Studies
  • Summary:
    • Heather is now an Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. She was previously the Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies from 2003 to 2010, and its Deputy Director from 1994. She was PI and Director of the UK Millennium Cohort Study from 2000 - 2011.

      Heather is an economic demographer who has used a number of longitudinal datasets including the ONS LS. Her research has been mainly concerned with the family, the labour market, gender, child development, but also includes spatial issues. She is Co-Chair of the European Child Cohort Network fostering international collaboration and comparison between cohort studies and the founder President of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies. Heather is a Fellow of the British Academy, and was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to Women's Studies.
  • Research:
Professor Heather Joshi

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  • Department of Quantitative Social Science
    Institute of Education University of London
    20 Bedford Way
    WC1H 0AL

  • Office location:
  • Room G15
    55-59 Gordon Square, WC1H 0NU


  • Sullivan, A., Joshi, H. and Leonard, D. (2011) 'Single-sex schooling and labour market outcomes', Oxford Review of Education 37(3), 311-332
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  • Hawkes, D. and Joshi, H. (2011) 'Unequal entry to motherhood and unequal outcomes for children', CLS Working Paper Series 2011/3, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies
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  • Neuburger, J., Joshi, H. and Dex, S (2011) 'Part-time working and pay amongst Millennium Cohort Study mothers', CLS Working Paper Series 2011/2, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
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  • Hansen, K., Joshi, H. and Dex, S. (eds) (2010) Children of the 21st century: The first five years. Bristol: The Policy Press
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  • Sullivan, A., Joshi, H., Leonard, D (2010) 'Single-Sex Schooling and Academic Attainment at School and through the Lifecourse', American Educational Research Journal 47, 6-36.
  • Verropoulou, G and Joshi, H. (2009) 'Does Mothers' Employment Conflict with Child Development? Multilevel Analysis of British Mothers born in 1958', Journal of Population Economics 22(3), 665-692.
  • Cooksey, E., Joshi, H. and Verropoulou, G. (2009) 'Does mothers' employment affect children's development? Evidence from the children of the British 1970 Birth Cohort and the American NLSY79', Longitudinal and Life Course Studies: International Journal 1(1), 95-115.
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  • Rendall, M.S., Ekert-Jaffé, O., Joshi, H., Lynch, K. and Mougin, R. (2009) 'Universal versus economically polarized change in age at first birth: A French-British comparison', Population and Development Review 35(1), 89 - 115.
  • Neuburger, J., Kuh, D. and Joshi, H. (2009) 'Trends in the relative wage opportunities of women and men across three British generations', CLS Working Paper Series 2009/2, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
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  • Joshi, H. and Verropoulou, G. (2000) 'Maternal Employment and Child Outcomes', Ocasional Paper. The Smith Institute 1-41.