John Haskey is a senior research fellow since 2001 and was until recently head of the Family Demography Unit in the Population and Demography Division of the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
In this function he consulted the Parliament Select Committees and MPs on trends in several areas of demography. In particular, he was responsible for the government estimates on one-parent families. Consequently he was involved in the Law Commission on the reform of law on divorce and cohabitation.
John Haskey has been President of the British Society for Population Studies. In March 2017 John was conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
John Haskey is interested in the family law aspects of marriage, divorce, cohabitation and adoption, and how quantitative analyses can assist and inform the different requirements of family law.
He recently contributed to a edited volume by Ann Buchanan, with amongst others also contributions by David Coleman:
Fertility Rates and Population Decline.