Grace Chang

Grace Chang

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Research topic:

Are there skill payoffs through early work and how does it influence future outcomes?

Grace is a PhD candidate in Demography/Population Studies, funded by the LSE PhD Studentship. She was born and raised in Malaysia and holds a Masters in Economics (MSc) and Bachelor’s (BSc Hons) both from the University of Warwick in United Kingdom. She previously worked as a research analyst for about three years in Young Lives, a longitudinal research project that focuses on child poverty, affiliated to the University of Oxford. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant for close to two years in Khazanah Research Institute in Malaysia, a local think-tank group that provides research-based evidence to guide local government policies.

Research Interests:
Grace’s research interests are in skills, inequality, and labour market outcomes. Her PhD thesis intends to question the value and definition of skills, what is perceived to be required by the market, and to understand how skills are developed throughout the life course, particularly when analysing it through differences in socio-economic statuses. 

Supervisors: Dr Berkay Ozcan and Professor Stephen Jenkins

Expertise

Inequality; poverty; labour economics; development economics; child poverty; skills