Helen Kowalewska is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the Institute for New Economic Thinking under the Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity. She has also been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) New Investigator Grant to support her research, which looks at women’s employment outcomes in comparative perspective using qualitative and quantitative methods.
Helen obtained her PhD in comparative social policy at the University of Southampton in 2018. Her thesis examined the gendered dimensions of labour market ‘activation’ policies across advanced economies. Since then, she has held an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southampton, looking at the relationship between public policies and women’s access to the very top jobs, and has been a research fellow on the ESRC project, Female Breadwinner Families in Europe.
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