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Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests focus on immigration, ethnicity, poverty and inequality.
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Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She researches and teaches in the areas of inequalities, poverty and social mobility, specifically in relation to ethnicity, immigration, and child and adult disability. She has been closely involved with a number of large-scale longitudinal and cross-national surveys that have significantly increased the evidence base in these areas.
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Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on ethnicity and immigration, including labour market and income inequalities and identity, and on child poverty and wellbeing, including child disability. She has published widely on these topics in journal such as Social Forces, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Science Research, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. The revised and expanded edition of her book Understanding Inequalities: Stratification and Difference will be published in 2019 by Polity. She has also co-edited a book on Social Advantage and Disadvantage (OUP 2016); and published a coauthored volume on Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe (2015 Palgrave Macmillan). She specialises not only in the analysis but also the development of large-scale longitudinal surveys: she was formerly Director of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study; and is co-investigator, leading on ethnicity and immigration for Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study.
Other roles and affiliations
Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology
Co-investigator on Understanding Society: UK Household Longitudinal Study
Research Associate at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex
Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of Education
Fellow of Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM)
Editorial Board, Irish Journal of Sociology