Lecturer in Social Statistics
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School of Social Sciences
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University of Manchester
I joined Manchester University in September 2006. Before then I worked at the Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin; the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin, the SFI in Copenhagen and the Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative (LSQ) based at the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) in Paris. I completed my DPhil in Nuffield College, Oxford University and obtained my Master and Bachelor degrees from University College Dublin.
I am currently a member of RECWOWE (Reconciling work and Welfare in Europe) and EQUALSOC (Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion) - both european research networks. I also convene the work, employment and research methods group here in Manchester and am on the editorial board of WES.
Recent Research Projects
Specific research interests
My research interests are in comparative European labour market research, with an emphasis on the employment conditions and market outcomes of part-time and temporary workers. I have concentrated on this topic for some time now, including two years during my time at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin (1998-2000) and at Oxford University (2000-2004), where I wrote my thesis. At the Max Planck Institute (2004-2006), I built on this area having worked as a principal scientific investigator on a project entitled Employment Relationships at Risk.
Introduction to event history analysis; Methodology and Research Design (Core module: SOCS7051)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Cooke, L.P and Gash, V (forthcoming) “Wives’ Part-time Employment and Marital Stability in Great Britain, West Germany and the United States”. Sociology.
Gash, V. (2009) “Sacrificing their Careers for their Families? An Analysis of the Family Pay Penalty in Europe”, Social Indicators Research – Special Issue. September 2009, 93(3):569-586.
Gash, V (2008) "Constraints or Preferences? Identifying Answers from Part-time Workers' Transitions in Denmark, France and the United-Kingdom" , Work, Employment and Society. December 2008, Volume 22, No. 4, pp. 655-674. http://wes.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/22/4/655
(This paper was awarded the 2008 annual Sage prize for Innovation or/and Excellence)
Gash, V. (2008) " Bridge or trap? To what extent do temporary workers make more transitions to unemployment than to the standard employment contract" . European Sociological Review. December 2008, vol. 24, issue 5. http://esr.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/jcn027
Mertens, A., Gash, V. and McGinnity, F. (2007) " The cost of flexibility at the margin. Comparing the wage penalty for fixed-term contracts in Germany and Spain using quantile regression" , Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations. December 2007, vol. 21, issue4-5. pp. 637-666. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/117979472/PDFSTART
Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2007) " Are Fixed-Term Jobs Bad for your Health? A Comparison of Spain and Germany" . European Societies. July 2007, vol. 9, issue 3, pp. 429-458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616690701314150
Gash, V. and McGinnity, F. (2007) " Fixed-term Contracts - the new European inequality? Comparing West Germany and France." Socio-Economic Review. July 2007, vol.5, issue 3, pp. 467-496.
Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2007) ‘Gesundheitliche Auswirkungen befristeter Vertrage in Deutschland und Spanien’, Die Natur der Gesellschaft - Verhandlungen des 33. Kongresses der Deutschen Soziologischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Kassel 2006, Herausgegeben in deren Auftrag von Karl-Siegbert Rehberg, Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag, CD-Rom S. 4418-4428.
O’Connell, P.J. and Gash, V. (2003) “The Effects of Working-time, Segmentation and Labour Market Mobility on Wages and Pensions in Ireland”, British Journal of Industrial Relations, March 2003, vol. 41, Issue 1, pp. 71-95.
Gash, V. (2003) “The Transitions of Atypical Workers to the Standard Employment Contract”, in Degenne, Alain, Giret Jean-François, Grelet, Yvette and Werquin, Patrick (Eds) ‘Les Données Longitudinales dans L’Analyse du Marché du Travail’, Documents Séminaires 171, Numéro 171, Mai 2003: Marseille.
Conniffe, D., Gash, V. and O’Connell, P.J. (2000) “Evaluating Programmes: Experiments, Non-Experiments and Propensity Scores”, The Economic and Social Review, Volume 31, No.4, October 2000, pp.283-308.
Gash, V. (forthcoming) Book Review of Scott et al. (2008) Women and Employment: Changing Lives and New Challenges, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, in British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Olsen, W., Gash, V., Vandecasteele, L., Walthery, P., and Heuvelman, H. (2010), The Gender Pay Gap in the UK 1995-2007: Research report number 1, Government Equalities Office. http://www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/Gender%20Pay%20Gap%20Pt1.pdf
Olsen, W., Heuvelman, H., Gash, V., Vandecasteele, L. and Walthery, P. (2010) The Gender Pay Gap in the UK 1995-2007: Research report number 2, Government Equalities Office. http://www.equalities.gov.uk/pdf/Gender%20Pay%20Gap%20Pt2.pdf
Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2009) “Women Between Part-time Work and Full-time Work: The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Happiness and Life-Satisfaction”, Harriet Taylor Mill-Instit für Ökonomie und Geschlechterforschung, Discussion Paper 07, 12/2009.
Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2009) “Women Between Part-time Work and Full-time Work: The Influence of Changing Hours of Work on Happiness and Life-Satisfaction”, CCSR Working Paper, 2009-06.
Olsen, W., Gash, V., Vandecasteele, L., & Walthery, P. (2009). The Gender Pay Gap In The UK 1995-2007: Research Design. London: Government Equalities Office.
Gash, V. (2008) Joint Book Review of Blossfeld, H-P et al. (2006) ‘Globalization, Uncertainty and Men’s Careers: An International Comparison’ Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. and Blossfeld, H-P et al. (2006) ‘Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society’ Abingdon: Routledge. Sociology, Volume 42(1): 187–189.
Gash, V. (2008) “Sacrificing their Careers for their Families? An Analysis of the Family Pay Penalty in Europe”, CCSR Working Paper, 2008-18. http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/publications/working/2008-18.pdf
Cooke, L.P and Gash, V (2007) “Panacea or Pitfall? Part-time Employment and Marital Stability in Britain, West Germany and the United States”. GeNet Working Paper, 2007-28. http://www.genet.ac.uk/workpapers/GeNet2007p28.pdf
Gash, V. (2007) “Constraints or Preferences? Identifying Answers from Part-time Workers’ Transitions in Denmark, France and the United-Kingdom”. CCSR Working paper, 2007-06. http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/publications/working/2007-06.pdf
Gash, V., Mertens, A. and Romeu-Gordo, L. (2006) “Are Fixed-Term Jobs Bad for your Health? A Comparison of West-Germany and Spain”, IAB discussion paper: Nürnberg.
Gash, V. (2006) “Are Atypical Workers getting a Raw Deal?”, Action on Poverty Today, No. 11, Winter 2005, pp.14.
Gash, V. (2005) “The Labour Market Outcomes of Atypical Employment in Ireland and Denmark”, Combat Poverty Working Paper, 05/04, CPA : Dublin.
Gash, V. & McGinnity, F. (2005) “Temporary Contracts – the new European inequality? Comparing West Germany and France.” Berlin: Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Working Paper No. 5 of the project "Employment Relationships at Risk").
Cebrian, I., Gash, V., Moreno, G., O’Connell, P.J. and Toharia, L. (2000) “Peripheral Labour in Peripheral Markets?: Mobility and Working-Time within Transitional Labour Markets among Women in Ireland and Spain”, a chapter in O'Reilly, J., Cebrian, I. and Lallment, M. (eds.) (2000) “Working-Time Changes: Social Integration through Working-time Transitions” (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar).
Gash, V. and O’Connell, P.J. (2000) “The Irish Graduate Labour Market: A Six Year Follow-up Survey of Third Level Graduates>from 1992”, Report for the Department of Education, ESRI: Dublin.