Agnete Aslaug Kjær is a PhD fellow at the Department of Political Science at UCPH and at the Danish Centre for Social Research (VIVE).
The PhD project investigates Unequal Ageing in a Life Course Perspective based on data from the Danish Longitudinal Study of Ageing.
Agnete has a Master's Degree in Political Science from UCPH and is currently employed at the National Centre for Social Research (SFI).
Agnete's supervisors are: Senior Researcher Anu Siren (SFI), Assistant Professor Asmus Leth Olsen (KU) and Professor Karsten Vrangbæk (KU).
The project started in september 2015.
Primary fields of research
My primary research interests are the following:
- Unequal aging in terms of socioeconomic differences in late life outcomes such as quality of life, health and physical functioning.
- Differences in the use of public welfare services between socioeconomic groupings of the elderly.
- A life course perspective on good ageing involving a focus on timing and contextual factors which influence processes of ageing.
- Working with survey and register based data such as the Danish Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the national health registries.
- Applying a multidisciplinary approach to ageing by combining methodologies and theories from political science, social epidemiology and the social sciences.