CLS welcomes Miles Corak as Visiting Fellow

4 July 2008

Professor Corak arrived on June 9, and will be staying at CLS until the end of July.

Miles Corak, a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, is the latest Visiting Fellow to be welcomed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. He has published numerous articles on child poverty, access to university education, intergenerational earnings and education mobility, and unemployment. His most recent research deals with the definition of poverty, with child poverty in the industrialised world, and with the socio-economic status of immigrants and their children. He has also edited three books. The most recent, Generational Income Mobility in North America and Europe, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004.

During his stay at CLS he will be developing plans for a comparative study of the well-being of children in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. He will also begin a descriptive overview of child well-being using all of the available sweeps of the Millennium.Cohort Study. Professor Corak arrived on June 9, and will be staying at CLS until the end of July. His fellowship is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Social Science Research Council.

CLS was also visited by Mark Killingsworth from Rutgers University, New Jersey, between May 27 and June 11. Professor Killingsworth, a labour economist, is collaborating with Heather Joshi and Andrew Jenkins on a fertility and employment project that is comparing British cohort data with US evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth.