Dylan Kneale

Dylan Kneale joined Pathways in October 2008 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after studying for a PhD in Demography at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education.

Dylan's PhD examined the factors that predict the timing of parenthood using the British Birth Cohort Studies, and he was particularly interested in contextual predictors. He examined a range of factors that propelled young people into early parenthood including dislike of school and low expectations, and also examined the factors predicting postponement and childlessness. Prior to his PhD, Dylan worked in research and evaluation for the Prince’s Trust, researching factors that prevented young people from accessing education and employment and evaluating the strength of various interventions. As part of the PATHWAYS programme, he is developed his interest in the timing of parenthood and combined this with transitions to independent housing of young people.

Since October 2010 Dylan works at the UK International Longevity Centre where he is Head of Research.

Publications

Papers

Kneale, D. (2010). Pushy Parents make for later Grandparents: Parents’ educational expectations and their children’s fertility among two British cohorts. Longitudinal & Life Course Studies, 1(2), 137-154.

Kneale, D. & Joshi, H. (2008). Postponement and childlessness - Evidence from two British cohorts, Demographic Research, 19, 1935-1968

Schoon, I. Kneale, D., Jagger, J. & Chen, M. (submitted). Becoming adults in Britain: Changing transition experiences and associated levels of wellbeing. Journal of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Kneale, D., Bonnel, C., Fletcher, A., and Wiggins, R. (submitted). “Distribution of risk of teenage parenthood and implications for public-health strategies: findings from the 1970 British birth cohort.”

Kneale, D., & Sigle-Rushton, W. (submitted). Social Housing and the Transition to Adulthood: a cross-cohort comparison

Book Chapters

Kneale, D. (2009). Early Parenthood: Definition and Prediction in Two British Cohorts. In: Stillwell, J., Coast, E. & Kneale, D. (Eds). Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility. Springer, pp. 81-103

Lupton, R & Kneale, D (in press). “Neighbourhood Effects on Teenage Parenthood” in Neighbourhood Effects, edited by Martin D and VanHaam M. Amsterdam: Springer

Reports and Working Papers

Lupton, R and Kneale, D. (in press). Neighbourhood effects on teenage parenthood: theory, evidence and policy implications. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion: London School of Economics, London.

Kneale, D. (in press). “Child Health”. in Millennium Cohort Study 4: Initial Findings, edited by H. Joshi, K. Hansen, and E. Jones. Centre for Longitudinal Studies: Institute of Education, University of London, London.

Kneale, D. (in press). “Parental Health”. in Millennium Cohort Study 4: Initial Findings, edited by H. Joshi, K. Hansen, and E. Jones. Centre for Longitudinal Studies: Institute of Education, University of London, London.

Tunstall, R., Lupton, R., Kneale, D., and Jenkins, A. (in press). Neighbourhoods and Social Housing: A longitudinal study. Homes and Communities Agency & Tenants Services Authority, London.

Kneale, D., Wiggins, R., Lupton, R., and Obolenskaya, P. (in press). A cross-cohort description of young people’s housing experience in Britain over 30 years: An application of Sequence Analysis. Department of Quantitative Social Science Working Papers, Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London