Sarah Cattan

Research Fellow

Institute for Fiscal Studies, London

Sarah Cattan is an Associate Director and co-Head of the Education and Skills sector at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, UK. She earned her PhD at the University of Chicago in 2012.

She is an applied microeconomic researcher with a research focus on the origins of inequality within and across generations. Her current projects look at the determinants of early childhood development, the drivers of intergenerational mobility, and the impact of COVID-19 on families' time-use and child development.

She joined IZA as a research affiliate in March 2016 and became Research Fellow in November 2021.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10995
updated version published as 'The Long-term Effects of Student Absence: Evidence from Sweden' in: Economic Journal, 2023, 133 (650), 888-903