Vanessa Gash

Vanessa Gash

Vanessa Gash is Deputy Head of Department of Sociology, at City University London. Her current work focuses on the gender pay gap, as well as household earning and caring strategies and their impact on economic outcomes and well-being. She has also specialised in comparative labour market research, which looks at job quality indicators of atypical contract workers in Europe.

She has a PhD from Oxford University, and has held appointments at the University of Manchester, in both the Departments of Sociology and Social Statistics, and at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, in Berlin. She began her career as a quantitative labour market researcher at the ESRI, as a research assistant.
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Latest Publications:
  • The Cost of Flexibility at the Margin. Comparing the Wage Penalty for Fixed-Term Contracts in Germany and Spain Using Quantile Regression, Working Paper No. 4 of the Project Employment Relationships at Risk
  • The Effects of Working Time, Segmentation and Labour Market Mobility on Wages and Pensions in Ireland
  • Evaluating State Programmes: 'Natural Experiments' and Propensity Scores
  • Evaluating Programmes:Experiments, Non-Experiments and Propensity Scores
  • The Irish Graduate Labour Market: A Six-Year Follow-Up Survey of Third Level Graduates from 1992

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