My main areas of work:
I work broadly with analyses related to children, adolescents and families. I have knowledge of and an interest in families’ circumstances and practices: What is the composition of Danish families? How do we raise our children? How are children’s relationships with their family and their peers? And what does the family mean for children and adolescents’ well-being, development and risk behaviour? The majority of the analyses are based on VIVE’s child development surveys ”Årgang 95” and ”Børn og Unge i Danmark”.
In the past three years, I have worked closely with analyses in the area of family law: categorisation of state administration cases, implementation and efficacy evaluation of interventions targeted at divorced parents, and measuring of parents’ satisfaction with and benefit of case treatment in the family law system. Furthermore, in recent years I have worked with the subject of adolescents’ sexuality – including relationships between resources during upbringing, sexuality and well-being.
A side interest is vulnerable children and adolescents in Greenland. In relation to this, I have recently evaluated an institution for adolescents in placement, and I hope to get more assignments on the conditions and well-being of children in placement in the future.
My work is mainly quantitative, and I have extensive experience with design and collection of large questionnaire surveys and analysis of registry data. This applies for both VIVE’s broad population surveys, involving almost 6,000 children and parents, and smaller surveys of specific target groups, such as parents in the Danish State Administration. When it comes to qualitative work, I have recently carried out smaller interview surveys and analysed existing case data.
I acquired a master’s degree in Sociology in 2004 and have worked at SFI, first as a student assistant from 2000 to 2004, and then in regular employment from 2004 to 2008. Following a brief employment at the consultancy firm New Insight in 2008, I returned to SFI (now VIVE) as a PhD student in 2009 and was fully employed after completing my PhD in 2014.