Anna Baranowska-Rataj, senior lecturer, Department of Sociology. Her research investigates processes linking labour market inequalities, family life and wellbeing using methods for causal inference.
The effects of unemployment on health of family members – research ideas behind the HEALFAM project
HEALFAM project provides systematic evidence on the diffusion of the health effects of unemployment among family members. It investigates how becoming unemployed affects health outcomes of partners, children and elderly parents of the unemployed and whether the magnitudes of these influences differ across families and societies. Thus, instead of viewing the unemployed as functioning in isolation, HEALFAM assesses the consequences of unemployment for family members taking a multi-actor perspective and international comparative approach. Apart from discussing research ideas, this seminar will be also an opportunity to share some experiences related to applying for ERC funding.