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[Photo: Abigail McKnight] Dr Abigail MCKNIGHT
Director of CASE and Associate Professorial Research Fellow

Email: abigail.mcknight@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  32L 3.29 A

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Biography:

Abigail McKnight is Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE where she has worked since 1999. Her research interests include inequality, poverty, wealth, social mobility and employment policy. She has recently held research grants from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, the European Commission and the Social Mobility Commission. She organises CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars and is an editorial board member of Social Inclusion.

Research Interests: Current Research Projects: Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • The financial resilience of households: 22 country study with new estimates, breakdowns by household characteristics and a review of policy options
    Abigail McKnight, Mark Rucci, May 2020
    Paper No' CASE/219: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The National Living Wage and falling earnings inequality
    Kerris Cooper, Abigail McKnight, March 2020
    Paper No' CB 38: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Launch of policy toolkit: poverty and inequality reduction policies
    Irene Bucelli, Abigail McKnight, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport 125/LIPpaper 11: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: policy toolkit
    Irene Bucelli, Abigail McKnight, Kate Summers, February 2020
    Paper No' CASEreport 125: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: a review of dynamic mechanisms
    Magali Duque, Abigail McKnight, October 2019
    Paper No' CASE/217: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Understanding the relationship between poverty, inequality and growth: a review of existing evidence
    Abigail McKnight, July 2019
    Paper No' CASE/216: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Understanding the relationship between inequalities and poverty: mechanisms associated with crime, the legal system and punitive sanctions
    Magali Duque, Abigail McKnight, July 2019
    Paper No' CASE/215: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Understanding the Relationship between Poverty and Inequality, Overview report
    Irene Bucelli, John Hills, Eleni Karagiannaki, Abigail McKnight, Polly Vizard, Lin Yang, January 2019
    Paper No' CASEreport 119: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • CASE Annual Report 2017
    Kerris Cooper, Abigail McKnight, May 2018
    Paper No' CASEreport 117: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • A fresh look at an old question: is pro-poor targeting of cash transfers more effective than universal systems at reducing inequality and poverty?
    Abigail McKnight, July 2015
    Paper No' CASE/191: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and the ‘glass floor’
    Abigail McKnight, June 2015
    Paper No' : Read Abstract

  • The Coalition's Record on Employment: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Abigail McKnight, March 2015
    Paper No' CASE/187: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Coalition's Record on Employment: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015
    Abigail McKnight, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP15: 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)

  • Disabled People's Financial Histories: Uncovering the disability wealth-penalty
    Abigail McKnight, April 2014
    Paper No' CASE/181: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Wealth distribution, accumulation and policy
    Francesca Bastagli, Frank A Cowell, Howard Glennerster, John Hills, Eleni Karagiannaki, Abigail McKnight, May 2013
    Paper No' CASEbrief 33: Full paper (pdf)

  • Accounting for cross-country differences in wealth inequality
    Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki, Abigail McKnight, March 2013
    Paper No' CASE/168: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Mapping and measuring the distribution of household wealth: A cross-country analysis
    Frank A Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki, Abigail McKnight, November 2012
    Paper No' CASE/165: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Estimates of the asset-effect: The search for a causal effect of assets on adult health and employment outcomes
    Abigail McKnight, June 2011
    Paper No' CASE/149: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The changing pattern of earnings: employees, migrants and low-paid families
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, March 2009
    Paper No' CEPCP272: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CEPOP23: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CEPOP22: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Changes in Earnings Inequality and Mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CEPOP21: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CASE/134: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CASE/133: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Changes in earnings inequality and mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6
    Richard Dickens, Abigail McKnight, October 2008
    Paper No' CASE/132: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Tracking Income: How working families' incomes vary through the year
    John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Rachel Smithies, March 2006
    Paper No' CASEreport 032: Full paper (pdf)

  • The Economic Basis of Social Class
    John H Goldthorpe, Abigail McKnight, February 2004
    Paper No' CASE 080: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Sheer Class? The Extent and Sources of Variation in the UK Graduate Earnings Premium
    Abigail McKnight, Robin Naylor, Jeremy Smith, March 2002
    Paper No' CASE 054: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

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