Educational Inequalities


To evaluate the relation between family diversity and educational inequalities 

We will examine the interplay between family diversity and environment, genetics and multiple outcomes such as health, fertility, wellbeing and educational attainment. The research question here is to examine how family environments and genetic predispositions of family members can be disentangled to understand these key life course factors. This builds on our previous research using family data which found that so-called genetic scores for complex behavioural traits were actually picking up a lot of the family environment.


Does the impact of family events on children’ education depend on the timing  in children’s educational biography? 

Do biological and stepparents’ educational genotypes differ in their influence (genetic nurture) on children’s success?