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Staff Biography


[Photo: Abigail McKnight] Dr Abigail MCKNIGHT
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, CASE

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


Publications on LSE Research Online book

Research Interests: Current Research Projects: Selected Publications:
  • Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experiences (co-edited with B Nolan, W Salverda, D Checchi, I Marx, IG Toth and HG van de Werfhorst), Oxford University Press (2014)

  • Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives (co-edited with W Salverda, B Nolan, D Checchi, I Marx, IG Toth and HG van de Werfhorst), Oxford University Press (2014)

  • Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation and Policy (with J Hills, F Bastagli, F Cowell, H Glennerster and E Karagiannaki), Oxford University Press (2013)

  • (with J Goldthorpe) The economic basis of social class in S Morgan, D Grusky and G Fields (eds.) Mobility and Inequality: Frontiers of research from sociology to economics, Stanford University Press (2005)

  • (with C Lucifora and W Salverda) Low wage employment in Europe: A review of the evidence Socio-Economic Review, 3: 259-292 (2005)

  • Higher education outcomes, graduate employment and university performance indicators (with M Bratti, R Naylor and J Smith), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 167(3): 475-496 (2004)

  • Earnings Inequality and Earnings Mobility, 1977-1997: The impact of mobility on long term inequality Employment Relations Research Series No.8, Department of Trade and Industry (2000)

  • Graduate employability: Policy and performance in higher education in the UK (with J. Smith and R. Naylor) Economic Journal, 110 (2000)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • 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)

  • 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 32: 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)