Inequality in Attainment: Parental Resources and Children’s Cognitive Development in Four Low and Middle Income Countries
Milo Vandemoortele’s research interests lie in examining the association between parental resources and educational attainment in low- and middle-income countries. She taught as a graduate teaching assistant at the Department for Methodology, in quantitative subjects. Prior to LSE, Milo worked as a researcher at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI, London) in the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme.
Milo has a degree in economics (University of Pennsylvania) and an MPhil in Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies-Sussex). As part of the ESRC 1+3 doctoral training programme she obtained an MSc in Social Research Methods at the LSE. She is fluent in Spanish, French and Dutch.
Milo’s doctoral project is titled 'Inequality in Attainment: Parental Resources and Children’s Cognitive Development in Four Low and Middle Income Countries'
Inequality, Intergenerational issues, Development, Quantitative data analysis, Measurement
Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins, Dr Kitty Stewart
Vandemoortele, M., Natali, L., and Geddes, M. (2014) Measuring Equitable MDG Progress. European Journal of Development Research. 26, 651–675
Vandemoortele, M. (2014). Measuring Household Wealth with Latent Trait Modelling: An Application to Malawian DHS Data. Social Indicators Research. 118(2), 877-891.
Vandemoortele, M., Bird, K., Toit, A. D., Liu, M., Sen, K., & Soares, F. V. (2013). Building Blocks for Equitable Growth: Lessons from the BRICS. International Organisations Research Journal, 2, 16-57.
Mother to two young kids