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Research interests

Paul Gregg is a Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy at the University of Bath.

Paul is a member of the statutory Social Mobility Commission.

He also sits on the body that sets the Living Wage for the Living Wage Foundation and also the Social Metrics Commission which seeks to establish a consenual measure of poverty in the UK.

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Millennium Cohort Study.

In 2009 he completed a review of Personalised Support and Conditionality in the Welfare System for the UK Department of Work and Pensions and was formally a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HM Treasury 1997-2006, where he worked on unemployment, worklessness, tax credits and child poverty.

Paul is a programme director at the Centre for Market and Public Organisation covering Families, Children and Welfare.

Research interests

  • Youth unemployment and Workless households
  • Intergenerational social mobility
  • Drivers of social disadvantage
  • Wage growth and job stability
  • Child poverty

Further publications

Paul Gregg has more publication details at University of Bristol.

Recent activities

Participating in the Bank of England Monetary Policy Roundtable Research meeting
10 July 2013

Presenting to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) On Youth Unemployment
4-5 July 2013

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  • Lone Parenthood, Poverty and Child Development

    Harkness, S. & Gregg, P.

    Economic and Social Research Council


    Project: Research council

  • Research Output

    Beyond clapping for key workers – here’s how to give them the pay rise they deserve

    Gregg, P., 2 Jun 2020, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Intergenerational income mobility: access to top jobs, the low-pay no-pay cycle, and the role of education in a common framework

    Gregg, P., Macmillan, L. & Vittori, C., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Population Economics. 32, 2, p. 501–528 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Social justice won’t work without social mobility – and Labour knows it

    Gregg, P., 18 Jun 2019, The Conversation.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    The Prospects for the UK Labour Market in the Post‐Brexit Era

    Clarke, S. R. & Gregg, P., 1 Apr 2019, In : Political Quartlery. 90, s2, p. 53-61 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    The Rise in Single-Mother Families and Children’s Cognitive Development: evidence from the 1958, 1970 and 2000 British Birth Cohorts

    Harkness, S., Fenandez-Salgado, M. & Gregg, P., 20 Nov 2019, In : Child Development. 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access


    Who Got What from Social Policy Reforms in Mexico?: The Redistributive Potential of Changes in the Tax/Benefit System Between 1994 and 2012

    Author: Velazquez Leyer, R., 24 Jun 2015

    Supervisor: Papadopoulos, T. (Supervisor), Carmel, E. (Supervisor) & Gregg, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD