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Staff Biography


[Photo: Kitty Stewart] Dr Kitty STEWART
Lecturer in Social Policy, Department of Social Policy, LSE, and CASE Associate

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Email: k.j.stewart@lse.ac.uk
STICERD ,  LSE


Research Interests:
  • Child poverty and disadvantage
  • International comparison of policy and outcomes relating to poverty and inequality
  • Employment trajectories for the low-skilled
  • Regional disparities in well-being within EU countries
Current Research Projects:
  • Employment trajectories for young mothers in low-skilled work (Nuffield Foundation)
Selected Publications:
  • (with Carmen Huerta) "Reinvesting in Children? Policies for the very young in South-Eastern Europe and the CIS", Innocenti Working Papers No 2006-01. Florence: Innocenti Research Centre (2006).

  • 'Monitoring social inclusion in Europe’s regions' Journal of European Social Policy, Vol 13, No 4, pp.335-356. November 2003.

  • ‘Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context’ in A more equal society? New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion (eds. John Hills and Kitty Stewart), Bristol: The Policy Press, 2004.

  • 'Towards an equal start? Tackling childhood poverty and deprivation' in A more equal society? New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion (eds. John Hills and Kitty Stewart), Bristol: The Policy Press, 2004.

  • A more equal society? New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. (coeditor, with John Hills), Bristol: The Policy Press, 2005.

  • 'Dimensions of well-being in EU regions: do GDP and unemployment tell us all we need to know?' Social Indicators Research, vol.73, no.2, pp.221-246 (2005)

  • 'Equality and social justice' in Anthony Seldon, The Blair Effect, Second Edition (2005).

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Does money affect children’s outcomes?
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, October 2013
    Paper No' CASEreport 80: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Labour's Record on the Under Fives: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010
    Kitty Stewart, October 2013
    Paper No' CASE/176: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Labour's Record on the Under Fives: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997 - 2010
    Kitty Stewart, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCWP04: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Labour's Social Policy Record: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 1997-2010
    John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart, Polly Vizard, July 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRR01: Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)

  • Social Policy in a Cold Climate: A Framework for Analysing the Effects of Social Policy
    Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Ruth Lupton, Kitty Stewart, Polly Vizard, April 2013
    Paper No' SPCCRN001: Full paper (pdf)

  • Equal access to high quality early education and care? Evidence from England and lessons from other countries
    Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel, March 2013
    Paper No' CASEbrief 32: Full paper (pdf)

  • A question of quality: Do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early years education and care in England?
    Ludovica Gambaro, Kitty Stewart, Jane Waldfogel, March 2013
    Paper No' CASE/171: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Employment Pathways and Wage Progression for Mothers in Low-Skilled Work: Evidence from Three British Datasets
    Francesca Bastagli, Kitty Stewart, December 2011
    Paper No' CASEbrief 30: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Pathways and penalties: Mothers’ employment trajectories and wage growth in the Families and Children Study
    Francesca Bastagli, Kitty Stewart, December 2011
    Paper No' CASE/157: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Employment trajectories and later employment outcomes for mothers in the British Household Panel Survey: An analysis by skill level
    Kitty Stewart, May 2011
    Paper No' CASE/144: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Employment trajectories for mothers in low-skilled work: Evidence from the British Lone Parent Cohort
    Kitty Stewart, May 2007
    Paper No' CASE/122: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Measuring Well-Being and Exclusion in Europe's Regions
    Kitty Stewart, March 2002
    Paper No' CASE 053: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)