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Claire Crawford

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 22990

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: C dot L dot Crawford at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.122

Advice and feedback hours: 12-1pm on Mondays; 2-3pm on Tuesdays

Claire Crawford's research focuses on the determinants of educational attainment and participation, especially in higher education.

She is particularly interested in understanding what explains socio-economic and ethnic differences in participation and attainment, and what universities and policymakers can do to help reduce these gaps.

Claire is also a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Research Interests

  • Economics of education
  • Labour economics

Selected recent journal articles

Higher education, career opportunities and intergenerational inequality, forthcoming in Oxford Review of Economic Policy (with P. Gregg, L. Macmillan, A. Vignoles and G. Wyness)

When and why do initially high attaining poor children fall behind?, forthcoming in Oxford Review of Education (with L. Macmillan and A. Vignoles): working paper version

Does Higher Education Level the Playing Field? Socio-Economic Differences in Graduate Earnings, Education Sciences, Vol. 5, pp. 380-412, December 2015 (with L. van der Erve)

The drivers of month-of-birth differences in children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Vol. 177, pp. 829-860, July 2014 (with L. Dearden and E. Greaves)

What can wages and employment tell us about the UK's productivity puzzle?, The Economic Journal, Vol. 124, pp. 377-407, May 2014 (with R. Blundell and W. Jin)

Widening participation in higher education: analysis using linked administrative data, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Vol. 176, pp. 431-457, February 2013 (with H. Chowdry, L. Dearden, A. Goodman and A. Vignoles)

Starting school and leaving welfare: the impact of public education on lone parents’ welfare receipt, revise and resubmit from the Journal of Labor Economics (with M. Brewer): working paper version

When you are born matters: the impact of date of birth on educational outcomes in England, revise and resubmit from The Economic Journal (with L. Dearden and C. Meghir): working paper version


  • EC331: Research in Applied Economics
  • EC338: Microeconometrics