Dr Naomi Finch

BA (York), MSc (Oxon), PhD (York)

  • Lecturer in Social Policy

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Profile

Interests 

  • Comparative social policy
  • Gender and the welfare state
  • Family policy
  • The Gender division of labour
  • Work and family balance over the life course
  • Child and female poverty

I am interested in supervising Phd students in these areas.

Recent research projects

Working beyond state pension age: Does work history matter? (ESRC funded)

Teaching

  • Gender, Citizenship and the Welfare State
  • Poverty and Inequality 
  • Quantitative methodology

Phd Supervision

Comparative social policy; Gender and the welfare state; the gender division of labour; time use; family policy; work/family balance over the life course; child and female poverty; family change; quantitative methodology.

Publications

Finch, N (2014) ‘Why are women more likely than men to extend paid work?: The impact of work-family history on a decision to extend working life’ in European Journal of Ageing 11:41

Finch, N. (2006) Family change, in J. Bradshaw and A. Hatland (eds.) Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham , pp.13-36.

Finch, N. (2006) Childcare and parental leave, in J. Bradshaw and A. Hatland (eds.) Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp.119-42.

Finch, N. (2006) Gender equity and time use: how do mothers and fathers spend their time?, in J. Bradshaw and A. Hatland (eds.) Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective , Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp.255-82.

Bradshaw, J. and Finch, N. (2006) Can policy influence fertility?, in H. Emanuel (ed.) Ageing and the Labour Market :Issues and solutions, Intersentia/FISS, Antwerp, pp.151-67.

Bradshaw, J., Finch, N., Mayhew, E., Ritakallio, V. and Skinner, C. (2006) Child Poverty in Large Families , Policy Press, Bristol.

Finch, N. and Kemp, P. A. (2006) Which Pensioners Don't Spend their Income and Why? , Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, vol. 334, Corporate Document Services, Leeds

Levitas, R., Head, E. and Finch, N. (2006) Lone mothers, poverty and social exclusion, in C. Pantazis, et al. (eds.) Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain , Policy Press, Bristol, pp.405-30.

Sainsbury, R., Finch, N. and Corden, A. (2006) Self-employment and Retirement , Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, vol. 395, Corporate Document Services, Leeds

Skinner, C. and Finch, N. (2006) Lone parents and informal childcare: a tax credit childcare subsidy? Social Policy and Administration, 40, 7, 807-23.

Skinner, C. and Finch, N. (2006) Reciprocity, lone parents and state subsidy for informal childcare, in C. Glendinning and P. A. Kemp (eds.) Cash and Care: Policy challenges in the welfare state , Policy Press, Bristol, pp.187-201.

Bell, A., Finch, N., Lavalle, I., Sainsbury, R. and Skinner, C. (2005) A Question of Balance: Lone parents, childcare and work , Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, vol. 230, Corporate Document Services, Leeds
Available online at: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2005-2006/rrep230.pdf

Bradshaw, J. , Finch, N. and Mayhew, E. (2005) Financial incentives and mothers' employment: a comparative perspective, in Saunders, P. (ed) Welfare to Work in Practice: Social Security and Participation in Economic and Social Life , International Studies in Social Security v. 10, Ashgate, Aldershot

Bradshaw, J., Finch, N. and Miles, J.N.V. ( 2005) Deprivation and variations in teenage conceptions and abortions in England ,Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 31, 1, 15-19

Finch, N. and Searle, B. (2005) Children's lifestyles, in J. Bradshaw and E. Mayhew (eds.) The Well-being of Children in the UK, 2nd ed., Save the Children, London, pp.108-33

Mayhew, E., Finch, N., Beresford, B. and Keung, A. (2005) Children's time and space, in J. Bradshaw and E. Mayhew (eds.) The Well-being of Children in the UK , 2nd ed., Save the Children, London, pp.161-81

Bradshaw, J. and Finch, N. (2004) Housing benefits in 22 countries, Benefits , 12, 2, 87-94

Kemp, P.A., Bradshaw, J., Dornan, P., Finch, N. and Mayhew, E. (2004) Routes Out of Poverty : A research review , Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York Available online at:

http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/details.asp?pubID=648

Kemp, P.A., Bradshaw, J., Dornan, P., Finch, N. and Mayhew, E. (2004) Routes out of poverty, Findings , N94, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York
Available at:

http://www.jrf.org.uk/knowledge/findings/socialpolicy/n94.asp

Kemp, P. and Finch, N. (2004) The Use of the Social Fund by Families with Children , DWP In-house Report 139, Social Research Division, Department for Work and Pensions, London
Available online at: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/ih2004.asp

Dr Naomi Finch

Contact details

Dr Naomi Finch
Lecturer in Social Policy

Tel: 01904 32 1208