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 affiliated with Uppsala Center for Labour Studies (UCLS) and Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies (UCFS).
Akademiska meriter: FD, docent
Nyckelord: health economics labor economics public economics family economics
Detta stycke finns inte på svenska, därför visas den engelska versionen.
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.
Please visit my personal website to learn more about my ongoing research.
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