Senior Lecturer, Economic Sociology
Department of International Business and Economics
Dr Denise Hawkes joined the University of Greenwich Business School in January 2009. Since September 2010, she has been the Programme Leader for the MA by Research (Business) and MPhil/PhD (Business).
Dr Hawkes is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining the Business School, Dr Hawkes worked as a researcher within the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education and prior to that at the Centre for Research into Business Activity (CeRiBA).
Dr Hawkes has held research grants with ESRC and National Government Departments and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- External Examiner at Kingston University for mathematics and economics modules on the International Foundation Course
Recent press coverage of research
- BBC Radio 4 interview on teenage motherhood and child attainment
- Newspaper coverage of work on benefits of using nurseries for child care on child attainment
- BBC News Channel interview looking at the effect of the 2012 autumn statement on women's employment
- Labour economics
- Family economics
- Education economics
- Applied economics, focusing on panel data and twins data
- Social policy
Recent funded projects
Youth worklessness: Bridging academic research and policy practice, Interdisciplinary workshop
Funded by The International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology (ICABEEP)
What is the impact of higher rates of innovation on employment in LICS? Funded by DFID/AUSAid
Understanding Worklessness: A Multi-Method Pilot Study of Worklessness in Greenwich. Funded by University of Greenwich, Research and Enterprise Investment Programme
What is the evidence of the relationship between education, skills and growth in low-income countries? Funded by DFID
The Relative Importance of Nature, Nurture and Peer Effects on Adult Outcomes: Funded by ESRC
Motherhood and Child Outcomes: The Timing of Motherhood and Employment and Consequences for Children. Funded by ESRC
and Joshi, Heather (2012) Age at motherhood and child development: Evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort.
and Hawkes, Denise (2009) Early childcare and child development.
and Hawkes, Denise (2009) Working mothers – do young children benefit?.
and Hawkes, Denise (2008) Ambitious mothers – successful daughters: Mothers’ early expectations for children’s education and children’s earnings and sense of control in adult life.
Hawkes, Denise (2007) [Book review] Dilemmas of Lone Motherhood, Albelda, R., Himmelweit, S. and Humphries, J. (Eds.) Routledge (2005)..
Crosby, Danielle A.
and Hawkes, Denise D. (2007) Cross-national research using contemporary birth cohort studies: a look at early maternal employment in the UK and USA.
Hawkes, Denise (2010) Just what difference does teenage motherhood make? Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study.
and Joshi, Heather (2009) The timing of motherhood, mothers’ employment and child outcomes.
and Joshi, Heather (2009) Timing of motherhood and mothers’ employment and child outcomes.
Hawkes, Denise (2008) The UK Millennium Cohort study: the circumstances of early motherhood.
and Hawkes, Denise (2013) What nudges will matter? An empirical study of female
and Hawkes, Denise (2011) The impact of minimum wages on the youth labour market: an international literature review for the Low Pay Commission.
Hawkes, Denise (2010) The relative importance of nature, nurture & peer effects on adult outcomes: Full research report ESRC end of award report, RES-000-22-1545.
and Plewis, Ian (2008) Missing income data in the Millennium Cohort Study: evidence from the first two sweeps.
and Hawkes, Denise (2008) Cross-national research using contemporary birth cohort studies: a look at early maternal employment in the United Kingdom and United States.
and Ward, Kelly (2007) Millennium cohort study: A user guide focussing on families in Scotland.
Recent conference presentations
and De Vita, Riccardo (2012) A multidimensional approach to worklessness: a matter of
opportunities, social factors and individual’s idiosyncrasies.
De Vita, Riccardo
and Hawkes, Denise (2012) UK youth worklessness microdata: a multi-method empirical approach.
De Vita, Riccardo
and Hawkes, Denise (2011) Joblessness: a matter of opportunities, social factors and individual’s idiosyncrasies. Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey.
Hawkes, Denise (2010) The relative importance of nature, nurture and peer effects on educational attainment: Evidence from the twins of the National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study.
and Joshi, Heather (2010) The outcomes for children of teenage and early motherhood: Evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort.
and Joshi, Heather (2010) Unequal entry to motherhood and unequal child cognitive and behavioural outcomes: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort.
and Crosby, Danielle (2009) Early maternal employment and child cognitive outcomes: evidence from the UK and US.
and Joshi, Heather (2009) The timing of motherhood, mothers' employment and child outcomes.
and Hawkes, Denise (2007) Motherhood and child outcomes: the consequences of timing of motherhood and mothers’ employment on child outcomes.