I was recently awarded an ESRC New Investigator grant to explore the role of overconfidence, ambition, and risk taking in gender inequality in the school-to-work transition and early labour market outcomes. The project uses data from three British cohort studies to examine how these things have changed over time and builds on my previous research on gender differences in ambitious university plans and overclaiming.

I am co-investigator on a Nuffield Foundation funded project: ‘First in family’: higher education choices and labour market outcomes. This project aims to assess the ‘first in family’ measure used by many universities to identify students as part of their approach to widening participation in university access. First in family refers to students who attend university and obtain a degree, but whose parents did not.

Recently published (see my UCL profile for a full list of publications or my IZA profile for current working papers)

Shure, N. (forthcoming). Non-cognitive peer effects in secondary education. Labour Economics.

Shure, N. (2019). School Hours and Maternal Labor Supply. Kyklos, 72(1), 118-151.

Bann, D., Scholes, S., Fluharty, M., and Shure, N. (2019). Adolescents’ physical activity: cross-national comparisons of levels, distributions and disparities across 52 countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Gregg, P., Jerrim, J., Macmillan, L., & Shure, N. (2018). Children in jobless households across Europe: Evidence on the association with medium- and long-term outcomes. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Jerrim, J., Lopez-Agudo, L. A., Marcenaro-Gutierrez, O.D., & Shure, N. (2017). What Happens When Econometrics and Psychometrics Collide? An Example Using PISA Data. Economics of Education Review, 61, 51-58.

Parker, P. D., Marsh, H. W., Guo, J., Anders, J., Shure, N. & Dicke, T. (2017). An Information Distortion Model of Social Class Differences in Math Self-concept, Intrinsic Value and Utility Value. Journal of Educational Psychology.