Helena's research interest is in the area of labor economics and related fields. On-going projects studies the determinants of child-well being, including health and educational outcomes. She is a affiliated with Uppsala Center for Labour Studies (UCLS) and Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS).
Keywords: health economics labor economics public economics family economics
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My research spans many areas and is mainly empirical in nature. The focus of my current work is on the determinants of child well-being; including the relationship between parental background and child well-being, as well as effects of policy. On-going projects use different strategies to identify the causal effects of family conditions and policy changes on child health and education outcomes.
I am also interested in how governance and accountability in firms and elected assemblies affect choices in the organization. In previous studies I have analyzed the impact of ownership changes and structure on wages and employment decisions in firms. Using data from Swedish municipalities I have studied the effect of political competition and female representation on spending decision.
Current project: Growing up in the welfare state: Health and inequality among children and youth in Sweden.
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