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Maiken Skovrider Aaskoven has a background as MSc in Economics with a specialisation in microeconomics, where her thesis examined whether older Danes are able to work longer given their health. Her PhD is a part of the project "Tracing causes of inequality in health and well-being"; a project financed by the Norwegian Research Council, and it is part of a collaboration between several universities, among others University of Southern Denmark and University of Tromsø.

Research interests: Health economics and register-based studies.

Research areas

Project description: 

The focus of the project is on how individuals manage health shocks. The healthcare sector provides support by way of treatment and rehabilitation, but there is significant co-production by ways of patients’ own efforts. In the year of a health shock patients are likely to reduce their labour supply for treatment in hospital and rehabilitation. However, what happens in subsequent years? Can we explain heterogeneity in outcomes, as measured by health related quality of life, life satisfaction and job marketparticipation? To what extent do childhood circumstances, socio-economic characteristics and past life pathways impact on health resilience?

Education/Academic qualification

MSc in Economics, University of Southern Denmark

Research areas

  • Health Economics

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health Social Sciences
Dane Social Sciences
research interest Social Sciences
microeconomics Social Sciences
Denmark Social Sciences
specialization Social Sciences
economics Social Sciences
well-being Social Sciences

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Projects 2018 2022