Madeline Nightingale

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


D.Phil. in social policy, University of Oxford; M.Sc. in comparative social policy, University of Oxford; B.Sc. in social anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


Madeline Nightingale is a senior analyst working in the area of home affairs and social policy at RAND Europe. Her research interests include employment policy, family policy, wages, gender and social inclusion. She has a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in social policy and an M.Sc. in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford.

Selected Publications

M. Nightingale, "Stepping-Stone or Dead End: To What Extent Does Part-Time Employment Enable Progression Out of Low Pay for Male and Female Employees in the UK?" Journal of Social Policy, 49(1), 2019

M. Nightingale, "Looking Beyond Average Earnings: Why are Male and Female Part Time Employees in the UK More Likely to be Low Paid than their Full Time Counterparts?" Work, Employment and Society, 33(1), 2019

M. Nightingale, "Part-time employment and the gender gap in low pay for UK employees: what changed over the period 1996–2016?" Community, Work and Family (forthcoming)


  • German Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Franziska Giffey speaks as she poses with a poster for a campaign against domestic violence, in a supermarket in Berlin, Germany, April 29, 2020, photo by Michael Sohn/Reuters

    Measures to Help Domestic Abuse Victims During COVID-19 Are Welcome but Not Enough

    One of the most worrying and consistent trends during the COVID-19 lockdown is an increase in domestic violence. Governments are taking different approaches in how they act to stop the violence and help victims to be heard during the lockdown. Securing adequate resources for support services is vital.

    May 12, 2020 EU Observer