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Staff Biography


[Photo: Polina Obolenskaya] Dr Polina OBOLENSKAYA
Research Officer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4958
Fax: +44 (0)20 7404 0612
Email: p.obolenskaya@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.31 B


Research Interests:
  • life course analysis
  • family and family-related attitudes
  • childhood disadvantage and wellbeing
  • social policy and social change
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications:
  • 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:
  • 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)