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
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, estpecially the impact of family and pubic policy. I am also currently working on projects investigating the impact of school closures on the spread of Covid-19 and the effects of market-oriented reforms in the education system on teachers.
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: Teacher work conditions and mental health; Effects of school closures during the Corona pandemic
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