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.

Qualifications

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

Contact details

Projects


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)

Publications



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