Julia was Deputy Director at Demos. Her expertise is in social mobility, wellbeing and capabilities, education policy and anti-social behaviour.
Julia Margo was Deputy Director at Demos.
Julia's areas of expertise include:
Julia is a regular commentator in the international and national press. She also writes for national, online and specialist press and is an experienced chair and public speaker on a wide range of subjects.
Previously Julia was Associate Director and Head of the Strategic Research Team at the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr). She was also Editor of Public Policy Research (PPR) the leading policy and politics journal published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Previous to working at ippr she worked as commissioning editor on the Sunday Times’ News Review, and as Parliamentary Researcher to Paddy Ashdown and Simon Hughes.
Previous publications include:
A concern with inequality lies deep in liberal DNA. More than a century and a half ago, John Stuart Mill argued for a cap on inheritance so that wealth might be more fairly distributed in society. His views jarred with Victorian attitudes, but this pamphlet argues for a renewed liberal equality agenda, based on evidence of the divisive impact of inequality on society and recent findings of the central role that financial security and access to resource plays in life chances and child development.
With 1 in 10 five year olds arriving at school without the behavioural skills to become learn in the classroom, this report explores how these children and their parents are being let down and can be supported.
This pamphlet explores the increasingly important role of parenting in policy and argues that economic and environmental circumstances can shape and influence parental approaches for better or worse.
This pamphlet explores the school to work transitions of the 50 per cent of young people who don't go to university.
This pamphlet investigates the emotional wellbeing of teenage girls in the UK.
Following on from our publication Building Character on parenting and early years, Demos is building the case for ‘character’ as the key to life chances.More
Demos will hold some great events at the three major party conferences this autumn. Find out who's involved, what we'll be discussing and how you can be part of it.More
This project will investigate the causes and the implications of a perceived decline in confidence and well-being amongst young women and girls.More
This project explores how pre-work training can improve life chances for young people, particularly disadvantaged groups.More
Cites a an interesting-sounding study: 'Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Columbia University, has found that people generally hold one of two fairly firm beliefs about their intelligence: they consider it either a fixed trait or something that is malleable and can be developed over time.' Study found that only those with the veiw that intelligence is maleable were disposed to further learning.
This is a cross-post from Thus Magazine, to which Julia Margo is a contributor.I expect...
This is a cross-post from Thusmagazine.com to which Julia Margo, Head...
This is a cross-post from Thusmagazine.com to which Julia Margo, Head of Demos’ Capabilities...