Ms Gintare Malisauskaite BA, BSc (Hons), MSc
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I work as a Health Economist jointly at CHSS and PSSRU. At the moment the projects I work on include: EXCEPT – looking at the effect of youth unemployment on health, well-being, autonomy and poverty later in life, ESHCRU – substitution effect between formal and informal care for the elderly, Better Care Fund (BCF) – evaluating how successful the attempts were to make social care and healthcare work closer together on the outcomes of delayed transfers of care from the hospital and emergency admissions, and determinants of delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for policy advising purposes. I started working jointly at CHSS and PSSRU in May 2017. Before this I was employed as part-time Research Assistant in PSSRU working on a BCF project.
I am also completing a PhD in Economics in University of Kent, my researched being focused on the effects of the centralized Communist regime in Eastern Europe on such economic outcomes as: educational attainments, alcohol consumption, and employment. Aim of this research is to look into long-term effects of a political system, analyse how it affects culture, norms, individual behaviour and choices.
Currently researching Youth unemployment and consequences on health, well-being and poverty later in life; substitution between formal and informal care; determinants of delayed transfers of care; Better Care Fund evaluation; alcohol consumption habits in Eastern and Western Europe; health derived optimism measure in Europe.
Research interests and expertise:
Economics and Culture; Economic Policy; Health Economics; Labour Economics; Social Capital studies; Econometrics
05/2017: Research Associate (joint CHSS/ PSSRU)
01/2016-05/2017: Research Assistant at PSSRU
09/2013-present: PhD candidate in Economics, School of Economics, University of Kent
09/2012-09/2013:MSc Economics and Econometrics, University of Kent (distinction)
09/2009-07/2012: BSc Financial Economics with Econometrics, University of Kent (First class honours) 09/2005-07/2009: BA Philosophy, Vilnius University, Lithuania
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Against a background of increasing youth labour market insecurities during the recent economic crisis, this interdisciplinary and internationally comparative project aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of youth labour market vulnerability for risks of social exclusion in Europe. The research team will adopt a dynamic perspective on objective and subjective dimensions of social exclusion to identify the complex interrelationships and potential risks of cumulative disadvantages, while examining possible mechanisms to address them. The project will examine the implications of labour market insecurities for young people in the following areas: risk of poverty material deprivation subjective well-being health status ability to gain independence from the parental home. Mixed methods will be used throughout the project. Qualitative interviews with youths from nine selected European countries including Ukraine will help to understand how disadvantaged youths perceive their social situation and try to cope in different economic, institutional and cultural environments. The quantitative element will use EU-28 and national micro-data to identify causal interrelationships and dynamic processes of youth social exclusion in different national contexts. A central objective is to assess the reach and effectiveness of EU and national policies in addressing issues around youth social exclusion, drawing on best practice examples to suggest reforms and policies designed to improve this group’s social situation. Different stakeholder groups will be involved at all stages to enable young people to be given a voice. This will also assist in the dissemination of project findings. Start date: 01/05/2015 End date: 30/04/2018 Funder: European Union Horizon 2020 Funding: €243,562 Publications: Except Working Papers Except Website
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