Valentina Perinetti Casoni

Senior Research Associate


  • Educational policy
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Social mobility and social stratification

Biography and research interests

I am a Senior Research Associate in the School of Education at the University of Bristol and have recently joined the BIPE project. My research aims to produce robust, policy-relevant and quantitative evidence of how educational systems and policies can either re-balance or reinforce educational inequalities and social stratification. I am particularly interested in investigating school- and classroom-related mechanisms that might exacerbate or reduce gaps between children of high and low socio-economic status.

Previously I worked on the ESRC part-funded project DICE - Development of Inequalities in Child Educational Achievement. Using longitudinal data from six countries, the project aimed to cross-sectionally investigate trajectories of child development identifying factors that reduce or increase educational inequalities. My interest was in using quantitative analysis to investigate how different educational systems and policies can either re-balance or reinforce social stratification, paying particular attention to the development and accumulation of advantages and disadvantages in children and adolescents.

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