Anna Angelin

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences

Keywords

  • poverty, social policy, social exclusion, unemployment, benefit dependency, child poverty

Research

Associate professor in Social work. My research is primarily focused on social policy and especially related to poverty, marginalization and social benefits. I am currently living in Riyadh (duration 2015-2017) where I have been working for The World Bank with research on youth employment focusing on creating evidence-based policies for increased female employment in Saudi Arabia. I am also working for Lund university during this period abroad. I was 2013-2016 Head of Research for EconSec, Lund University Economic Security Institute, a cross-disciplinary research institute focusing on studies of the impact on economic security for individuals and society related to the increasing use of credit and debts. During 2014-15 I was leading an Advanced Study Group at Lund universitys Pufendorfinstitute with this cross-disciplinary research group and were also a member of the research group that was awarded a Theme research postion during 2016 with the research project "Credit society" at this institute.

Major previous research projects: Together with my colleagues professors Håkan Johansson and Max Koch and Associate Professor Alexandru Panican I received a grant from EU FP 7 for the three year research project "COPE, Combating Poverty in Europe Re-organising Active Inclusion through Participatory and Integrated Modes of Multilevel Governance." COPE was active from 2012-2015 and studied EU member states approaches to combating or reducing poverty and exclusion. We were especially focusing on the development and provision of active inclusion policies, how do public, private and non-governmental actors deal with the challenges raised by the need for closer cooperation between different political levels (European, national, regional and local) involving all relevant stakeholders (public, private, organised civil society and citizens) across the boundaries of formerly separated societal fields (social, employment and economic policy).We have studied this from the National, Local and Individual level as well in relation to the EU implementation process in the respective countries.

In 2012-2014 I had a Post doc from the Faculty of Social Sciences Lund University.

Doctoral dissertation: During the welfare crisis in the beginning of the nineties there was a striking increase of young people in need of social assistance. The research project,  financed by FAS, that constituted the basis for my doctoral dissertation studied the long-term consequences of early exclusion from the labour market for young adults who have remained in benefit dependency and unemployment.The research project used multiple methods, both qualitative and quantitative (longitudinal analyses of official register based data) in trying to accomplish a broad understanding of this issue. The doctoral dissertation, ”Den dubbla vanmaktens logik. En studie om långvarig arbetslöshet och socialbidragstagande bland unga vuxna” was published in 2009.

I continued this research in a comparative Nordic project on unemployment, establishment patterns and financial difficulties among young adults. Together with five Nordic research colleagues I was granted research funding from NORDCORP NOS-HS Joint committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences for the 4 year long project “Youth Trajectories: A Longitudinal Study of Risk Factors for Marginalization in Finland, Norway and Sweden." This project was active from 2009-2014.

In 2011 and 2012 I worked on "The Commission fo a Socially Sustainable Malmö" with research on reduction of child poverty.

Teaching

I have been employed at the School of Social Work, Lund University around 15 years and have been teaching and supervising on various courses and levels and also supervise doctoral student Jayeon Lindelee. In 2013 I was head of the doctoral introductory course at School of Social Work Lund University. I have also been heading and developing an explorative and innovative course at this department where service users are included as students and study together with social work students. The course focuses on social mobilization, entrepreneurship and service user involvement in social services. The presence of the service users enables a wider perspective and understanding of service users own voice and experiences in relation to creating best practice in social policy and various services. In a collboration with School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley I have in 2015 published an article on this in "Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work" and have also been invited to Berkeley to present this work in 2013.

 

Recent research outputs

Anna Angelin, Bennett, H. & Zielenska, M., 2016, Combating Poverty in Europe: Active Incusion in a Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Context. Halvorsen, R. & Hvinden, B. (eds.). 1 ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 109-132 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Alexandru Panican & Anna Angelin, 2016, Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems: active inclusion strategies in European cities. Johansson, H. & Panican, A. (eds.). Basingstoke, p. 231-260 29 p. (Work and Welfare in Europe).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Marcus Knutagård & Anna Angelin, 2015, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten i Lund – en vital 50-åring. Andersson, G. & Jerneck, M. (eds.). Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Lunds universitet, p. 445-457

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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