Maria Stanfors

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Keywords

Research

My research interest includes the economic histories of education, female labor force participation, housework, and family formation, as well as the interrelationships between them. I run parallel projects on past and present gender differentials in labor market outcomes (focusing on wages, careers and union membership); gender and time allocation; family formation (particularly fertility) differentials across educational and occupational groups; contraceptive use across the world; and the role of assortative mating for income inequality in present-day Europe.

Some of my research projects deal with present-day contexts (Sweden, EU, SSA, and the US) where I typically make use of large scale surveys (SILC, DHS, NSFG) and Swedish register data. In my historical projects I work with data that I over the years have put together in the HILMA-database, which contains demographic and socio-economic data at individual level for a variety of industries and banking and insurance and for other groups of white-collar workers in the private sector in Sweden during the period 1890-1940. 

Teaching

I teach mostly advanced-level courses such as Human Capital in a Historical Perspective and Marriage and Fertility and an undergraduate course on Work and family: Scandinavia in International Perspective.

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course, lecturer, examiner

- Course name: Human Capital in a historical perspective

- Course code: EKH M82

- Number of clock hours: 85

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Responsible for the course, lecturer, examiner

- Course name: Family and work: Scandinavia in international perspective

- Course code: SAS E12

- Number of clock hours: 70

 

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Examiner

- Course name: Foundations of Economic History

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- Number of clock hours: 20

 

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

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Master level (number of theses 2018): 3

 

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Master level (number of theses 2018): 4

 

 

4. Briefly describe development work in education – renewal of curriculum and/or pedagogical development: I continuously renew courses to keep them up to date with state of the art research. As a conscious strategy, I emphasize the connection between theory, empirics and methodological aspects of the problems I teach. I get inspiration from international colleagues both in terms of education strategies and course content. I subscribe to web services providing information on developments in field-specific education of relevance for the courses that I teach.

 

 

 

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6. Programme responsibility (name of programme)

Responsible for the Economic Demography track of the Master Programme Economic Growth, Population, and Development (EAETU)

 

7. Additional work in education (e.g. planning, implementation, and pedagogical leadership)

 

 

 

8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning

I use Live@Lund for basic course management, ie dissemination of information, communication, and provision of course documents. I regularly invite students to use Live more actively, for example, for sharing information, chats, etc. for study purposes. The students are, however, not very accepting of Live and its opportunities, though they commonly claim that they want more interaction, be it web-based or physical.

 

 

9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks

I have previously written two books in Swedish for teaching purposes. I am currently updating one book manuscript, and negotiating the publication of another one in English.

Recent research outputs

Maria Stanfors, 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

Saarela, J., Maria Stanfors & Rostila, M., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

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