Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Alison Andrew is a Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her work focuses on the origins of socio-economic and gender inequalities. She has a particular focus on India where she is currently researching the link between women’s participation in paid work and their power at home; long run changes in women’s time use; the factors that shape parental decision making about daughters’ marriage and education; and the impact of community-based programs around gender norms and violence. She also has ongoing work on early childhood education and on gender-inequality in paid and unpaid work in the UK.
Recent work by Alison Andrew
Isolation is common amongst women living in contexts with restrictive gender norms but varies across socioeconomic groups
Prospects of a desirable groom is an important driver of girls’ education in rural Rajasthan. Helping girls stay in school can prevent early marriage.