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Ms Gintare Malisauskaite BA, BSc (Hons), MSc

Research Associate


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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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Malisauskaite, G. and Klein, A. (2018). Drinking under Communism: Why do Alcohol Consumption Habits in Eastern Europe Differ from the West in the Long-Run? Journal of Comparative Economics [Online] 46:821-837. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2018.07.010.
Total publications in KAR: 1 [See all in KAR]
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