Kira Henshaw

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I am an MRes student with a background in mathematics working alongside the Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics. My research focus is pension systems, with my main project focusing on the risk analysis of pension systems for survivors, with a particular interest in developing countries.

Research Interests: Actuarial mathematics, pension systems, mortality rates, broken-heart syndrome

Research project title: Risk Analysis of Pension Systems for Survivors (Orphans and Widows)

Project description: By building a data base of existing financial mechanisms, we aim to identify ways to improve social security systems for survivors - orphans and widows. The initial aim is to better capture the current social security landscape, so that sensible recommendations can be made for policymakers.

Supervisory team: Dr Corina Constantinescu; Professor Sandra Walklate

ORCID: 0000-0002-9018-7993

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