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Staff Biography


[Photo: Polina Obolenskaya] Dr Polina OBOLENSKAYA
Research Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4958
Email: p.obolenskaya@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.31 B


Research Interests:
  • Childhood poverty and disadvantage
  • Social policy and social change
  • Social and economic inequalities
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications:
  • Burchardt, T., Jones, E. and Obolenskaya, P. (forthcoming) Formal and informal long-term care in the community: interlocking or incoherent systems? Journal of Social Policy. ISSN 0047-2794 (In Press)

  • Obolenskaya, P., Social Policy in a Cold Climate: spending, policies and outcomes since the economic crisis in the UK, in Observatoire de la société britannique, October 2017, vol.19: 111-135.

  • Sabates, R. Salter, E. & Obolenskaya, P. (2012) ‘The social benefits of initial vocational education and training for individuals in Europe’, Journal of Vocational Education and Training, vol 64 (3) pp233-244. ISSN 1363-6820

  • Changes in wellbeing from childhood to adolescence: risk and resilience (with Gutman, L., Brown, J., and Akerman, R.) (No. 34). London: Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Institute of Education (2010)

  • A cross-cohort description of young people's housing experience in Britain over 30 years: An application of Sequence Analysis PDF (with Kneale, D., Lupton, R. and Wiggins, R.) DoQSS Working Papers 10-17, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education (2010)

  • The consequences of childhood disadvantage in Northern Ireland at age 5 (with Sullivan A., Joshi H., and Ketende S.) A report to the Northern Ireland Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. London: Institute of Education (2010)

  • The consequences at age 7 of early childhood disadvantage in Northern Ireland and Great Britain (with Sullivan A., Joshi H., and Ketende S.) A report to the Northern Ireland Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. London: Institute of Education (2010)

  • Growing Up in Social Housing in Britain: A Profile of Four Generations, 1946 to the present day (with Lupton, R., Tunstall, R., Sigle-Rushton, W., Sabates, R., Meschi, E., Kneale, D. and Salter, E.) York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2009)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Child poverty and multidimensional disadvantage: Tackling "data exclusion" and extending the evidence base on "missing" and "invisible" children (Overview report)
    Mario Battaglini, Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya, Isabel Shutes, Polly Vizard, March 2018
    Paper No' CASEreport 114: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Experience of multiple disadvantage among Roma, Gypsy and Traveller children in England and Wales
    Mario Battaglini, Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, March 2018
    Paper No' CASE/208: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England Since the Recession
    Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya, Bert Provan, July 2016
    Paper No' SPCCWP23: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Public and Private Welfare Activity in England
    Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya, June 2016
    Paper No' CASE/193: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London (2007-2013)
    Jack Cunliffe, Chris Grollman, Eleni Karagiannaki, Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya, Stephanie Thomson, Polly Vizard, March 2015
    Paper No' SPCCRR06: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Download zipped data files associated with this paper.
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Falling Behind, Getting Ahead: The Changing Structure of Inequality in the UK, 2007-2013
    Jack Cunliffe, John Hills, Eleni Karagiannaki, Polina Obolenskaya, March 2015
    Paper No' SPCCRR05: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Download zipped data files associated with this paper.
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Coalition's Record on Adult Social Care: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Tania Burchardt, Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP17: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • The Coalition's Record on Health: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP16: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • The Coalition's Social Policy Record: Policy Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Tania Burchardt, Amanda Fitzgerald, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Abigail McKnight, Polina Obolenskaya, Kitty Stewart, Stephanie Thomson, Rebecca Tunstall, Polly Vizard, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCRR04: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Labour's Record on Education: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010
    Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCWP03: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Labour's Record on Health (1997-2010)
    Polina Obolenskaya, Polly Vizard, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCWP02: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Winners and Losers in the Crisis: The Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK 2007 - 2010
    Jack Cunliffe, Ludovica Gambaro, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Polina Obolenskaya, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRR02: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)