Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Mariña Fernández Salgado

PhD in Economics

Marina Fernandez Salgado

Research Associate



I am a Research Associate at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy working on the ESRC project “The Changing Nature of Lone-parenthood and its consequences”.

I completed my PhD thesis entitled “Divorce, Children and Human Capital Investment” at the University of Essex in December 2012 where I have also been a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Microeconomics, Mathematics, Econometric Methods and Introduction to Economics at undergraduate and graduate levels; and worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

Research interests

  • Family Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Game Theory

Current projects

  • The Changing Nature of Lone-Parenthood and its consequences