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Project overview

The Connecting Generations (CG) Centre aims to increase our understanding of the connections and inequalities between and within generations so that policy measures and resources can be efficiently and fairly allocated.


Lead researcher

Professor Jane Falkingham

VP Engagement and International
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Other researchers

Professor Peter Smith

Professor in Social Statistics
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Professor Ann Berrington

Professor-Demography&Social Statistics
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Professor Jackie Wahba

Professor of Economics
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Professor Maria Evandrou FAcSS


Research interests

  • Inequalities in later life, particularly inequalities in the incomes of older people, equity in health and social care, and inequalities amongst ethnic elders in the UK
  • Informal carers, paid employment and resources
  • The retirement prospects of future generations of elders, particularly the building and use of different types of policy tools for modelling income, pensions, health, incapacity, demand and supply of formal and informal care amongst older people in the future
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Professor Jakub Bijak

Professor of Statistical Demography
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Professor Erengul Dodd

Professor of Actuarial Math & Statistics
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Mrs Teresa McGowan

Research Manager
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Professor Corrado Giulietti PhD

Head of School

Research interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
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Professor Athina Vlachantoni

Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy

Research interests

  • Informal care provision and receipt
  • Unmet need for social care
  • Pension protection
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Dr Jason Hilton

Lecturer in Social Stats & Data Science

Research interests

  • Demographic Forecasting
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Human Mortality
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Jakub Bijak, Ariana Modirrousta-galian, Philip A. Higham, Toby Prike, Martin Hinsch & Sarah Nurse, 2023, Open Research Europe, 3
Type: article
Douglas R. Leasure, Ridhi Kashyap, Francesco Rampazzo, Claire A. Dooley, Benjamin Elbers, Maksym Bondarenko, Mark Verhagen, Arun Frey, Jiani Yan, Evelina T. Akimova, Masoomali Fatehkia, Robert Trigwell, Andrew J. Tatem, Ingmar Weber & Melinda C. Mills, 2023, Population and Development Review, 49(2), 231-254
Type: article
Brienna Perelli-Harris, Shih-Yi Chao & Ann Berrington, 2022, Journal of Marriage and Family
Type: article