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Staff Biography


[Photo: Kitty Stewart] Dr Kitty STEWART
Associate Director of CASE, Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy, LSE.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7343
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:
  • A question of quality: do children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive lower quality early childhood education and care? Gambaro, Ludovica and Stewart, Kitty and Waldfogel, Jane (2015) British Educational Research Journal, 41 (4). 553-574. ISSN 1469-3518

  • An equal start? Providing high quality early childhood education and care for disadvantaged children CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and Policy. Gambaro, Ludovica and Stewart, Kitty and Waldfogel, Jane, eds (2014) Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781447310518

  • Employment trajectories and later employment outcomes for mothers in the British household panel survey: an analysis by skill level Stewart, Kitty (2014) Journal of Social Policy, 43 (1). 87-108. ISSN 0047-2794

  • Madri e mercato del lavoro: percorsi occupazionali e crescita salariale Bastagli, Francesca and Stewart, Kitty (2012) La Rivista Delle Politiche Sociali, 2 (April-). ISSN 1724-5389

  • A treble blow?: child poverty in 2010 and beyond Stewart, Kitty (2011) In: Holden, Chris and Kilkey, Majella and Ramia, Gaby, (eds.) Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011. Social policy review (23). Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 165-184. ISBN 9781847428301

  • Human development in Europe Human Development Research Paper, 2010/07. Stewart, Kitty (2010) United Nations



STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • How do experts think child poverty should be measured in the UK? An analysis of the Coalition Government’s consultation on child poverty measurement 2012-13
    Nick Roberts, Kitty Stewart, July 2016
    Paper No' CASE/197: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • CASE Annual Report
    Kitty Stewart, Kate Summers, April 2016
    Paper No' CASEreport 98: Full paper (pdf)

  • Does money in adulthood affect adult outcomes?
    Kerris Cooper, Kitty Stewart, December 2015
    Paper No' CASEreport 96: Read Abstract | Paper 1 (pdf) | Paper 2 (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • The Coalition's Record on Under Fives 2010-2015
    Kitty Stewart, January 2015
    Paper No' SPCCWP12: 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)

  • 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)