Catherine Hakim

Catherine Hakim

London School of Economics

Catherine Hakim is Professorial Research Fellow at Civitas, the London think tank. From 1993 to 2011, she was Senior Research Fellow in the London School of Economics. She is an internationally recognized expert on women's employment, social policy, and labor market trends, and is a frequent contributor to media debates on women's position in society and gender equality issues.

Her publications include over 100 papers published in social science journals and edited collections, as well as textbooks on research design and research methods. Recent books include  Supply and Desire: Sexuality and the Sex Industry in the 21st Century (IEA, 2015), The New Rules: Internet Dating, Playfairs, and Erotic Power (Gibson Square, 2012), Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom, (Basic Books, 2011) and Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital (Allen Lane, 2011).

Read the abstract of the paper Professor Hakim presented for STI's Whither the Child? experts meeting.

Read a review of Work-Lifestyle Choices.

Download some of her journal articles and short monographs.

Read "Have You Got Erotic Capital?" in Prospect Magazine, considering attractiveness as a personal asset.

Read "The Mother of all Paradoxes" in Prospect Magazine, considering the costs and benefits of maternity rights.