Polina Obolenskaya

Research Officer, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Polina Obolenskaya is a Research Officer at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), London School of Economics and Political Science. She joined CASE in January 2012, having previously worked at the Institute of Education (UCL). Polina’s research interests are in the areas of child poverty and disadvantage and also the impacts of social policies on the distribution of poverty and inequality.

Following her work on the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme at CASE, tracking policy, spending and outcomes under recession and austerity, she co-authored a number of research reports and working papers, as well as several chapters in the book that followed. Her contributions were in the areas of healthcare, social care, education, and economic and spatial inequalities.

She is currently working on a two-year project that aims to improve understanding of multidimensional poverty and disadvantage as experienced by vulnerable children and young people in Britain.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Research Officer, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2008–2011
    Quantitative Research Officer, Institute of Education (UCL)
  • 2005–2008
    Researcher, Royal National Institute of Bling People (RNIB)

Publications

  • 2016
    Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the North of England Since the Recession (co-authored with Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan), Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
  • 2016
    Chapter 12 “The changing structure of UK inequality since the crisis”, p.267 (co-authored with John Hills and Jack Cunliffe), “Social policy in a cold climate Policies and their consequences since the crisis” (Published by Policy Press, 2016). Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt, John Hills, Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard (eds)
  • 2016
    Public and Private Welfare Activity in England (co-authored with Tania Burchardt), Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion