|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,000 annual maintenance grant for your living costs, paid in regular instalments|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||28th April 2023|
CHASM is pleased to offer funding for a motivated and talented quantitative researcher interested in undertaking doctoral research on financial resilience and wellbeing.
CHASM is an interdisciplinary research centre investigating the causes and consequences of financial risk and insecurity and promotes policies to foster financial wellbeing (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/chasm/index.aspx). We have a diverse and inclusive research agenda, covering topics such as, savings, debt, inequality, assets, and financial inclusion.
The successful applicant will be jointly supervised by Prof. Adele Atkinson and Dr Ellie Suh, and with advisory supervision from Dr Louise Overton. The researcher will be able to demonstrate a strong desire to better understand the pathways to improved financial resilience and wellbeing and explore the type of support needed for individuals and households to achieve their goals.
This research will address various interrelated challenges facing people in the UK:
This doctoral research programme will aim to contribute to national policy discussions on financial wellbeing by undertaking quantitative analyses of the ways in which financial resilience grows or diminishes over time and the antecedents of such changes. It is anticipated that the Wealth and Assets Survey will be the main data source used for this quantitative PhD.
Evidence shows that financial resilience and wellbeing are associated with various socio-economic factors, and research students may have a particular interest in exploring this in more detail or seeking to meet the needs of certain groups of the population. The research could, for example, employ a gender lens or look specifically at those impacted negatively by COVID-19, low-income employees or the self-employed. Other groups may also be of interest. Applicants are welcome to outline their preferred focus with evidence-based reasoning.
The studentship is offered as a 3.5 year award (commencing in October 2023) on a full-time basis. Applicants are expected to have a strong first degree (2:1) in a relevant social science discipline, including demonstrable experience using advanced quantitative methods, and a Masters degree in a social sciences discipline with full social sciences research methods training (or equivalent professional training).
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