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Yuyan Jiang


Research Associate

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+ 44 7579913270


  • PhD in Economics, University College London
  • MSc in Quantitative Research Methods, University College London
  • MA in Economics and Finance, University of Aberdeen

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

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Yuyan is a Research Associate at the Faculty of Education, working on the evaluation of the 'Take Your Place' programme delivered by the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco). She is also an affiliated Research Associate with the Global Talent Lab at the School of Economics, University of Bristol.

Yuyan’s research interests include educational inequalities, social mobility, and policy interventions to reduce socio-economic disparities in education and the labour market. She is an ONS Accredited Researcher, proficient in analysing large longitudinal datasets. Her PhD research focused on intergenerational income mobility in England, exploring the impacts of educational achievement, bursaries, and the COVID-19 pandemic on social mobility.

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Research Topics

  • social mobility
  • education economics
  • labour economics
  • programme evaluation

Current Research Project(s)

  • Evaluation of the 'Take Your Place' programme delivered by the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (neaco) (joint with Sonia Ilie)
  • Accounting for intergenerational income persistence in a new cohort: noncognitive skills, ability and education (joint with Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan, Nikki Shure, and Gill Wyness)
  • Discovering Young Geniuses: The Power of Olympiads in Identifying STEM Talent (joint with Ruchir Agarwal, and Patrick Gaule)

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  • Undergraduate
    • Designing Educational Research (DER): Quantitative Paper

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Principal and Recent Publications

Jiang, Y. (2024) The medium-term impact of a conditional cash transfer programme on educational outcomes in England. Education Economics.

Adamecz, A., Jiang, Y., Shure, N. & Wyness, G. (2023). Intergenerational educational mobility and the COVID-19 pandemic (CEPEO Working Paper No. 23-08). Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities, UCL.