Sophie Scharlin-Pettee

Sophie Scharlin-Pettee

Job title: Research and Policy Manager
Emailsophie.scharlin-pettee@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Sophie coordinates policy-oriented research projects and supports working partnerships with National Statistics Offices and UN agencies on statistical capacity development for national poverty measurement.

She co-led data management for the Changes over Time project, which focuses on trends in multidimensional poverty, harmonising earlier data to the specifications of the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (global MPI). Previously, she contributed to the data preparation, computation, analysis, and report publication for the global MPI revision in 2018 and the annual global MPI release in 2019. As of 2021, she supports the institutional coordination of the annual global MPI report.

Before OPHI, Sophie supported ESRC-funded research investigating dual career couples’ life course outcomes from a time-use, longitudinal, and cross-national perspective; she also interned at the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, where she delivered a background paper on the political economies of peace-building, among other research activities.

Education

MSc (Distinction) in Sociology, University of Oxford 

Research interests

Inequality; dynamic gender inequalities in the Former Soviet Union.

Selected publications

Admasu, Y, Alkire, S, Ekhator-MobayodeU.E., Kovesdi, F., Santamaria, J. and Scharlin-Pettee, S. (2022). ‘A multi-country analysis of multidimensional poverty in contexts of forced displacement’, OPHI Working Paper 140, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Admasu, Y., Alkire, S. and Scharlin-Pettee, S. (2022). ‘Multidimensional poverty, gender, and forced displacement: A multi-country, intrahousehold analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa’, OPHI Working Paper 139, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

UNDP and OPHI (2021). Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021 – Unmasking disparities by ethnicity, caste and gender. United Nations Development Programme and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

Alkire, S., F. Kovesdi, M. Pinilla-Roncancio and S. Scharlin-Pettee. (2020). ‘Changes over time in the global Multidimensional Poverty Index and other measures: Towards national poverty reports’, OPHI Research in Progress 57a, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Alkire, S., Kovesdi, F., Mitchell, C., Pinilla-Roncancio, M. and Scharlin-Pettee, S. (2020). ‘Changes over Time in the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index’, OPHI MPI Methodological Note 50, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

UNDP and OPHI. (2020). Global Multidimensional Poverty index 2020 – Charting Pathways out of Multidimensional Poverty: Achieving the SDGs. Report. Unite Nations Development Programme and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

UNDP and OPHI. (2019). Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2019 : Illuminating Inequalities. Report. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

OPHI. (2018). Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2018: The Most Detailed Picture to Date of the World’s Poorest People. Report. Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford. ISBN 978-1-912291-12-0.