Sara Cantillon was a Researcher in the ESRI from 1991 to 1994. She then became Economic and Social Policy Advisor in the Department of An Taoiseach. She is currently Head of School and senior lecturer at the Equality Studies Centre in UCD. Her research interests include intra-household resource allocation, gender and poverty and economics and inequality. See http://www.ucd.ie/esc/html/staffprofiles.html
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