Senior Researcher, Economic Inequality
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Team: Valuing What Matters
Faiza is a Senior Researcher in the Valuing What Matters team. As well as conducting research on the topic, she co-ordinates nef’s work on economic inequality. This includes research on why inequality matters, the factors that have caused economic divides to grow and the policies that will help reverse trends and create greater equality. Faiza is particularly involved in our work on labour markets and has published a range of reports on job quality, regional employment trends, migration, youth unemployment and the value of education.
Prior to working at nef Faiza worked as an analyst for Centre for the Cities where she led work on urban labour market policy and research. Previous research positions include those at the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and Save the Children. Her PhD, which explored spatial patterns of inequality, was completed in 2008.She also holds an MSc in Statistics from the University of Manchester and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St John’s College, Oxford University.
In her spare time Faiza prefers to be either dancing or talking politics with my much loved family and friends.
Blog post // November 5, 2012
Today marks the first day of Living Wage week. From an idea that was laughed at and deemed impossible it has evolved and progressed to become a popular policy. Ed Miliband has placed it at the centre of his ‘one nation’ vision and London Mayor Boris Johnson is a firm supporter - it's no surprise that those involved in the campaign are in a celebratory mood. More
Blog post // October 12, 2012
To most of us policy geeks it seemed Ed Miliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference last week managed, at last, to get the Labour party revved up and ready to go. But as PM David Cameron pointed out over the weekend, creating slogans is the easy part – translating the rhetoric into action is where it gets difficult. Miliband would do well to start articulating how he would achieve his ‘one nation’, otherwise he risks being ridiculed by the political right and seen by public as yet another politician who is all-talk.More
Blog post // August 29, 2012
I’m going to keep this short – the numbers speak for themselves.
Recent data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that wealth inequality has grown fivefold since 2006. I’ve broken down the statistics for you below.
Net property wealth (i.e. how much your house(s) are worth after paying off the mortgage)More