Professor Alan Marsh

Specialist in the use of large-scale survey research to study:

* the relationship between social and economic change and social policy, and
* the evaluation of social policy both in general and in quasi-experimental pilots.

Current studies concentrate on low-income families with children, lone parents, long-term unemployed and disabled people, determining the outcomes for family well-being of incentives to increase labour market participation, active case management, household income sharing, improved education and health.


1969- BA in Social Psychology in the School of African and Asian Studies, University of Sussex

1976 - PhD in Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science

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Working for Families Evaluation

Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Scheme

The Families and Children Study (FACS)

The Programme of Research on Low-income Families (PRILIF)


Implementation and second-year impacts for lone parents in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration

The take-up rate of Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Feasibility study

Implementation and first-year impacts of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) demonstration

Maternity and Paternity Rights and Benefits: Survey of Employees 2005

The Employment Retention Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA

The Employment, Retention, Advancement Scheme: Summary Report on the Implementation of ERA

Individuals' donations to charities and their use of tax relief

Employment and child poverty

The British lone parent cohort and their children: 1991 to 2001

Families and Children Study

Discrimination in Europe

Families and Children Study: Work and Childcare

Earnings Top-up evaluation: effects on low-paid workers

The ETU Evaluation Synthesis Report

The First Effects of Earnings Top-up

The British Lone Parent Cohort 1991 to 1998

The First Effects of ONE

The Medium-term Effects of the Voluntary Stage of ONE

Low Paid Work in Britain

Low-income Families in Britain

What Happens to Lone Parents

Lone Parents on the Margins of Work

Leaving Incapacity Benefit

The Health Trap: Poverty, Smoking and Lone Parenthood

Why Didn't They Claim?

Poor Smokers

Families, Work and Benefits

Final Effects of ONE