Who is The Family Commission?

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A GrahamProfessor Kathleen Kiernan

Professor of Social Policy and Demography, University of York

Kathleen Kiernan is Professor of Social Policy and Demography at the University of York. Previously she was Professor of Social Policy and Demography at the London School of Economics and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Much of her research on family issues uses longitudinal data from the British Birth Cohort Studies. Her current research is on the family context of the early years of childhood and its implications for children’s development using data from the Millennium Cohort Study. She was a member of the Children’s Society Good Childhood Inquiry which reported in 2009. In 2006 she was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Science.

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