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Ensuring efficient, equitable and sustainable support for people with care needs in ageing societies

Project Description

The PhD will be undertaken within the Economic Sustainability research theme of the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester (ARC-GM). This theme aims to further understanding of demand and supply influences on the economic sustainability of health and social care systems by evaluating the impacts of local and national initiatives.

This PhD will have a focus on the relatively under-researched area of the economics of social care and will use large administrative and survey datasets to examine changes in the way that people’s care needs are supported. It will consider issues of efficiency, equity and sustainability. It will consider national policy and local initiatives and will focus on the main issues in organisation and financing of social care.

Suitable candidates will need a strong background in microeconometrics applied to cross-sectional and longitudinal survey or administrative data.

Entry Requirements
Applicants will need an excellent (minimum class upper second) undergraduate degree in Economics or similarly quantitative discipline and a high-grade Masters qualification in Economics with a substantial econometrics component.

For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website ( If you are interested, please make direct contact with the Supervisor to discuss the project. You MUST also submit an online application form - choose PhD Health Economics.

Funding Notes

This project is funded by NIHR ARC and The University of Manchester. Studentship funding is for a duration of three years to commence in September 2020 and covers UK/EU tuition fees and a UKRI stipend (£15,009 per annum 2019/20). Due to funding restrictions the studentship is open to UK and EU nationals.

As an equal opportunities institution we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

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