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Staff Biography

[Photo: Kerris Cooper] Dr Kerris COOPER
Research Officer

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Since completing her masters degree in 2011 Kerris Cooper has been working as a researcher at the LSE. First as a qualitative analyst on the Reading the Riots research project with Professor Tim Newburn and the Guardian newspaper, and then as a researcher at CASE with Dr Kitty Stewart. Her work at CASE has focused on the effect of income on children's and adults' outcomes across a range of different domains, including mental and physical health, education and relationships.

Research Interests:
  • Poverty and disadvantage - trends, conceptualisations and measurement
  • The relationship between income and child development
  • The relationship between income and adult well-being
  • The relationship between economic hardship, maternal mental health and parenting
  • Parenting policy and welfare reform
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications: STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • The National Living Wage and falling earnings inequality
    Kerris Cooper, Abigail McKnight, March 2020
    Paper No' CB 38: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Physical safety and Security: Policies, spending and outcomes 2015-2020
    Kerris Cooper, Nicola Lacey, August 2019
    Paper No' SPDORP05: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • What does Brexit mean for social policy in the UK? An exploration of the potential consequences of the 2016 referendum for public services, inequalities and social rights
    Kerris Cooper, Isabel Shutes, Kitty Stewart, February 2019
    Paper No' SPDORP03: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • City-region devolution in England
    Kerris Cooper, Ceri Hughes, Ruth Lupton, Sian Peake-Jones, November 2018
    Paper No' SPDORP02: Read Abstract | Full paper (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.

  • Does Money Affect Children's Outcomes? An update
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, July 2017
    Paper No' CASE/203: Full paper (pdf)

  • CASE Annual Report 2016
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, March 2017
    Paper No' CASEreport 112: Full paper (pdf)

  • Does money in adulthood affect adult outcomes?
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, December 2015
    Paper No' CASEreport 096: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Does money affect children's outcomes?
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, October 2013
    Paper No' CASEreport 080: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)