Dr Serena Pattaro

  • Research Fellow (Urban Studies)

Biography

I am a quantitative social scientist and research associate within Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR). I am currently working on four research areas involving the analysis of linked administrative data from the benefits, tax and health systems:

  • Socioeconomic, household and environmental risk factors for COVID-19;
  • The causal effects of benefit sanctions on health;
  • Using longitudinal linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage;
  • Health, earnings and employment progression in England and Wales.

I was awarded a DPhil from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford with a doctoral thesis on ‘Women’s employment instability and fertility dynamics: Cross-cohort changes in Italy and Sweden’, where I modelled transitions to first and second birth, and labour market transitions following the birth of the first child, by using Weibull frailty models and competing risks models applied to retrospective life history data.

Prior to joining Glasgow, I was involved on a research project on ‘Fertility postponement and recuperation in Britain’ at the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton. This project entailed the application of survival modelling techniques on micro data from two major British cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Studies and 1970 British Cohort Study.

Research interests

  • Unemployment
  • Labour market dynamics
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Welfare policies and welfare reform
  • Intra-household inequalities
  • Life-course transitions
  • Fertility and family dynamics
  • Cross-national comparative research
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Survival analysis
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Data visualization
  • Causal inference
  • Quasi-experimental designs
  • Complex longitudinal survey data and administrative data
  • Cross-sectoral data linkage

Publications

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Number of items: 23.

2021

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2021) The impacts of benefit sanctions: a scoping review of the quantitative research evidence. SocArXiv, (doi: 10.31235/osf.io/gmw9v) (Submitted)

2020

Pattaro, S. , Vanderbloemen, L. and Minton, J. (2020) Visualizing fertility trends for 45 countries using composite lattice plots. Demographic Research, 42(23), pp. 689-712. (doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.23)

Pattaro, S. (2020) Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? [Website]

Pattaro, S. (2020) Is There a Consistent Pattern in Benefit Sanctions Rates by Jobcentre Plus Offices in Scotland? Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, Edinburgh. (doi:10.7488/era/111).

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2020) Using linked longitudinal administrative data to identify social disadvantage. Social Indicators Research, 147(3), pp. 865-895. (doi: 10.1007/s11205-019-02173-1)

2019

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review. 17th Annual ESPAnet Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-7 Sept 2019.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review [Review Protocol]. Documentation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

2018

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2018) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Benefits and Earnings Histories to Identify Social Disadvantage. Institute for Employment Research International Workshop: Welfare and Unemployment Dynamics, Nuremberg, Germany, 8-9 Nov 2018.

2017

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies Conference, Stirling, UK, 11-13 Oct 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) The Influence of Recent Employment History on Poverty Risks: A Study Using Linked Administrative and Survey Data. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association, Durham, UK, 10-12 Jul 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Administrative Data Research Network Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2017.

2016

Pattaro, S. , Minton, J. and Vanderbloemen, L. (2016) Exploring age-specific and cumulative cohort rates using Lexis surface lattice plots: An international comparison of Human Fertility Database and Human Fertility Collection Data. In: MPIDR 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Jun 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Pre-Birth Employment Instability and Maternal Labour Market Transitions Following the Birth of the First Child in Italy and Sweden: A Competing Risks Analysis. In: European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Women’s Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden [Invited talk]. In: VID Colloquium Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 21 January 2016,

2014

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2014) Educational differences in fertility desires, intentions and behaviour: a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 21, pp. 10-27. (doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.003) (PMID:26047539)

2012

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2012) The Impact of Women's Relative Earnings and Gender Equity on the Recuperation of Fertility among Older Couples in Britain. In: European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-16 June 2012,

2011

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages: A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the role of Fertility Intentions, Partnership and Employment Careers. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Effect of Household Resources and Gender Equality on the Transition to Parenthood Among Couples in Britain. In: Annual International Conference of the Society for Longitudinal Life Course Studies, Ravensberger Spinnerei, Bielefeld, Germany, 26-28 Sept 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: IX Population Conference, University of Ancona, Italy, 2-4 Feb 2011,

2010

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Exeter, UK, 13-15 Sept 2010,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 Sept 2010,

Pattaro, S. (2010) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: European Consortium for Sociological Research Conference, Bamberg, Germany, 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2010,

This list was generated on Wed Aug 4 00:48:51 2021 BST.
Number of items: 23.

Articles

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2021) The impacts of benefit sanctions: a scoping review of the quantitative research evidence. SocArXiv, (doi: 10.31235/osf.io/gmw9v) (Submitted)

Pattaro, S. , Vanderbloemen, L. and Minton, J. (2020) Visualizing fertility trends for 45 countries using composite lattice plots. Demographic Research, 42(23), pp. 689-712. (doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2020.42.23)

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2020) Using linked longitudinal administrative data to identify social disadvantage. Social Indicators Research, 147(3), pp. 865-895. (doi: 10.1007/s11205-019-02173-1)

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2014) Educational differences in fertility desires, intentions and behaviour: a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 21, pp. 10-27. (doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.003) (PMID:26047539)

Research Reports or Papers

Pattaro, S. (2020) Is There a Consistent Pattern in Benefit Sanctions Rates by Jobcentre Plus Offices in Scotland? Working Paper. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, Edinburgh. (doi:10.7488/era/111).

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review [Review Protocol]. Documentation. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. , Williams, E. , Gibson, M. , Wells, V. , Wright, S. , Tranmer, M. and Dibben, C. (2019) Labour Market and Wider Impacts of Benefit Sanctions: A Scoping Review. 17th Annual ESPAnet Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 5-7 Sept 2019.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2018) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Benefits and Earnings Histories to Identify Social Disadvantage. Institute for Employment Research International Workshop: Welfare and Unemployment Dynamics, Nuremberg, Germany, 8-9 Nov 2018.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies Conference, Stirling, UK, 11-13 Oct 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) The Influence of Recent Employment History on Poverty Risks: A Study Using Linked Administrative and Survey Data. 50th Anniversary Conference of the Social Policy Association, Durham, UK, 10-12 Jul 2017.

Pattaro, S. , Bailey, N. and Dibben, C. (2017) Using Longitudinal Administrative Data on Employment History to Identify Poverty Risks and Social Need. Administrative Data Research Network Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 1-2 Jun 2017.

Conference Proceedings

Pattaro, S. , Minton, J. and Vanderbloemen, L. (2016) Exploring age-specific and cumulative cohort rates using Lexis surface lattice plots: An international comparison of Human Fertility Database and Human Fertility Collection Data. In: MPIDR 2nd Human Fertility Database Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 23-24 Jun 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Pre-Birth Employment Instability and Maternal Labour Market Transitions Following the Birth of the First Child in Italy and Sweden: A Competing Risks Analysis. In: European Population Conference, Mainz, Germany, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2016,

Pattaro, S. (2016) Women’s Employment Instability and Fertility Dynamics: Cross-Cohort Changes in Italy and Sweden [Invited talk]. In: VID Colloquium Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 21 January 2016,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2012) The Impact of Women's Relative Earnings and Gender Equity on the Recuperation of Fertility among Older Couples in Britain. In: European Population Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-16 June 2012,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages: A Cross-Cohort Comparison of the role of Fertility Intentions, Partnership and Employment Careers. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Berrington, A. and Pattaro, S. (2011) The Effect of Household Resources and Gender Equality on the Transition to Parenthood Among Couples in Britain. In: Annual International Conference of the Society for Longitudinal Life Course Studies, Ravensberger Spinnerei, Bielefeld, Germany, 26-28 Sept 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: Annual Conference of the Population Association of America, Washington, DC, USA, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2011,

Pattaro, S. (2011) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: IX Population Conference, University of Ancona, Italy, 2-4 Feb 2011,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, Exeter, UK, 13-15 Sept 2010,

Berrington, A. M. and Pattaro, S. (2010) The Recuperation of Fertility at Older Ages in Britain: Evidence from the 1958 British Birth Cohort. In: European Population Conference, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 Sept 2010,

Pattaro, S. (2010) The Impact of Women’s Career Interruptions on the Transitions to Second Childbirth Decisions in Italy and Sweden. In: European Consortium for Sociological Research Conference, Bamberg, Germany, 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2010,

Website

Pattaro, S. (2020) Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? [Website]

This list was generated on Wed Aug 4 00:48:51 2021 BST.

Grants

2021-2022: Administrative Data Research Centres 2018. UKRI ESRC funding extension, Grant reference: ES/S007407/1 (£139,991). Role: Co-Investigator.

2021         : Assessing the impacts of benefit sanctions on health. RCUK EPSRC - UKRI COVID-19 Grant Extension Allocation scheme, Grant reference: ES/R005729/1 (£12,131). Role: Co-Investigator.

2018-2021: Assessing the impacts of benefit sanctions on health. UKRI ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, Grant reference: ES/R005729/1 (£161,200). Role: Co-Investigator.

2018-2021: Administrative Data Research Centres 2018. UKRI ESRC Grant reference: ES/S007407/1. Role: Researcher.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations/theses in the following areas:

  • Unemployment and labour market dynamics
  • Social and health inequalities
  • Social and labour market policies;
  • Welfare reform
  • Intra-household inequalities
  • Life-course transitions
  • Fertility and family dynamics
  • Family policies
  • Cross-national comparative research
  • Quantitative research methods

Since 2016 I have supervised the dissertation of students (11 completed) from a range of MSc programmes (e.g. Public Policy and Management; Global Health; International Real Estate and Management; City and Regional Planning; Real Estate).

I am also providing support for two PhD students who are developing a thesis in the area of health and employment dynamics using linked administrative data.

Teaching

Postgraduate course (Semester 1 and 2) - University of Glasgow

Tutor:

  • Quantitative Data Analysis

Postgraduate training course  organised by the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR), University of Edinburgh, and Scottish Longitudinal Study-Development & Support Unit (SLS-DSU)

Contributing lecturer:

Undergraduate course - University of Glasgow

Contributing lecturer:

  • Social and Public Policy 2A

Additional information

Journal editorial board member:

  • Journal of Social Policy (2021-present)
  • Social Policy and Society (2021-present)

Associations:

  • Social Policy Association (2017-present)
  • Royal Statistical Society (2017-present)
  • British Society for Population Studies (2017-present)

Reviewer:

  • Journal of Social Policy (2021-present)
  • Social Policy and Society (2021-present)
  • Social Indicators Research (2019-present)
  • Demographic Research (2016-present)
  • Vienna Yearbook of Population Research (2016-present)
  • Population Studies (2018)