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Research interests

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 Cooke, Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Matt Dickson (CIs) and the Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission.

ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, 2013-2014, Changes in the Nature and Consequences of Lone Parenthood, Susan Harkness (Principal Investigator) & Paul Gregg, 2013-2014, £196,000.

Nuffield Foundation, £49k, 2013-2014, Partnership Dissolution and Formation, co-investigator with Mike Brewer, Principal Investigator, Essex.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, £10k, 2011, The Causes of Poverty, Susan Harkness (Principal Investigator) with Paul Gregg and Lindsey MacMillain (Bristol)

Nuffield Foundation, £96k, 2010-2011, Lone Parents, Depression and Work, Susan Harkness Principal Investigator. Work in collaboration with Martin Evans (Oxford) and Gingerbread.

ESRC Placement Fellowship, £33k 2009-2010, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office.

OECD (2009-2010), The Future of Families to 2030 (lead author on Low-income Families and Social Cohesion), E30,000.

External positions

Social Policy Topic Champion, Understanding Society, ISER, University of Essex

Visting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Research Output

  • 12 Chapter in a book
  • 9 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Commissioned report

The Rise in Single-Mother Families and Children’s Cognitive Development: evidence from three British Birth Cohorts

Harkness, S., Gregg, P. & Fernandez Salgado, M., 20 Nov 2019, In : Child Development. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 165 Downloads (Pure)

    Gender and Economic Inequality

    Harkness, S., 1 Oct 2018, Handbook on Gender and Social Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 113-128 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Single motherhood and child development in the UK

    Harkness, S. & Salgado, M. F., 7 Mar 2018, The triple bind of single-parent families: Resources, employment and policies to improve wellbeing. Policy Press, p. 101-123 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    3 Citations (Scopus)