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Dr Lindsey Macmillan
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UCL Institute of Education, University College London
55-59 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0NU
Tel: 02076126759
Appointment
  • Reader in Economics
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Lindsey is an economist who is interested in intergenerational transmissions, including intergenerational worklessness and intergenerational income mobility. Her previous work has examined a range of topics related to social mobility including the role of education and non-cognitive skills in the transmission of income and work across generations, the role of family background in accessing top positions and the cost of youth unemployment. Alongside her academic publications, Lindsey works closely with government and third sector organisations including the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

She is currently PI on an ESRC Future Research Leader's grant, investigating intergenerational worklessness in an international context. Alongside this she is also working on a number of projects including examining the recent improvement in London school performance, the role of demographic change and employment shocks in income volatility in the US and Britain and estimating intergenerational mobility for women in the UK. She is also evaluating two RCTs, one considering whether Chess in Schools improves pupils maths performance and one considering the role of increased information, advice and guidance (IAG) on university applications.

Lindsey has experience working with a range of data sources including the mature birth cohort studies (NCDS, BCS), the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), the National Pupil Database (NPD), the Higher Education Standards Authority (HESA) linked longitudinal survey (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education – DLHE) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS). She also has experience working with the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth surveys (NLSY 79 and 97) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

Research Summary

  • Lifecourse and intergenerational studies
  • Income
  • Poverty
  • Economics
  • Education

Teaching Summary

Lindsey currently supervises three PhD students: 

Catherine Dilnot - The role of subject choice in accessing Higher Education and the top professions

Natasha McMaster - Subject choice, gender and aspirations

Claire Tyler - Access to the top professions: Parent's occupation and the role of networks

Lindsey teaches Impact Evaluation Methods to Masters students across a number of programmes.

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