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Dr. Yekaterina Chzhen

Assistant Professor (Sociology)

 


Dr Yekaterina (Kat) Chzhen came to Trinity from the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti in Florence. She was leading a comparative study on inequalities in childhood in higher income countries (producing one of UNICEF's flagship publications - Innocenti Report Card). Prior to coming to Innocenti in 2013, Kat spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Quantitative Methods in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Oxford and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College. She received her PhD in social policy from the University of York in 2011. Kat works on poverty and inequality across the life course, focusing on material well-being, education, health and life satisfaction. She specialties in quantitative methods, longitudinal research and cross-country comparative research. She has published in the Journal of European Social Policy, Social Indicators Research, European Journal of Public Health and other international peer-reviewed journals. Kat's work has been covered in the Financial Times, New York Times, the Guardian and other international newspapers. During the 2019/20 academic year, Kat is teaching two research methods modules and one on social stratification and inequality. She tweets from @kat_chzhen.
 Child well-being in rich countries
 Family-friendly policies in rich countries
 Educational inequalities among children in rich countries
 Sustainable Development Goals and child well-being in rich countries
 Impact of the economic crisis and austerity on child poverty in rich countries

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Yekaterina Chzhen, Zlata Bruckauf, Household income and sticky floors in children's cognitive development: Evidence from the United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 10, (3), 2019, p307 - 326, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Anna Gromada, Gwyther Rees, Yekaterina Chzhen, Comparing inequality in adolescents' reading achievement across 37 countries and over time: outcomes versus opportunities, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cash benefits and poverty in single-parent families in, editor(s)Rense Nieuwenhuis and Laurie C. Maldonado , The triple bind of single-parent families, Bristol, Policy Press, 2018, [Jonathan Bradshaw, Antonia Keung and Yekaterina Chzhen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Chzhen, Yekaterina, Bruckauf, Zlata, Toczydlowska, Emilia, Elgar, Frank J., Moreno-Maldonado, Concepcion, Stevens, Gonneke W.J.M., Sigmundová, Dagmar, Gariépy, Geneviève, Multidimensional Poverty Among Adolescents in 38 Countries: Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2013/14 Study, Child Indicators Research, 11, (3), 2018, p729-753 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chzhen, Yekaterina, Gordon, David, Handa, Sudhanshu, Measuring Multidimensional Child Poverty in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals, Child Indicators Research, 11, (3), 2018, p707-709 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ferrone, Lucia, Chzhen, Yekaterina, How to Reach the Sustainable Development Goal 1.2? Simulating Different Strategies to Reduce Multidimensional Child Poverty in Two Middle-Income Countries, Child Indicators Research, 11, (3), 2018, p711-728 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chzhen, Yekaterina, Bruckauf, Zlata, Toczydlowska, Emilia, Monitoring progress towards sustainable development: multidimensional child poverty in the European Union, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 26, (2), 2018, p129-150 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Chzhen, Yekaterina, Moor, Irene, Pickett, William, Toczydlowska, Emilia, Stevens, Gonneke W J M, International trends in 'bottom-end' inequality in adolescent physical activity and nutrition: HBSC study 2002-2014, European Journal of Public Health, 28, (4), 2018, p624-630 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bea Cantillon, Yekaterina Chzhen, Sudhanshu Handa, and Brian Nolan, Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, Book, PUBLISHED
Introduction: Scope and Methods in, editor(s)Bea Cantillon, Yekaterina Chzhen, Sudhanshu Handa, and Brian Nolan , Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, [Yekaterina Chzhen, Sudhanshu Handa, Bea Cantillon, and Brian Nolan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
  

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Yekaterina Chzhen; Gwyther Rees; Anna Gromada, Are the world's richest countries family friendly? Policy in the OECD and EU, Florence, Unicef Office of Research - Innocenti, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen, Zlata Bruckauf and Emilia Toczydlowska, Sustainable Development Goal 1.2: Multidimensional child poverty in the European Union, Innocenti Working Paper , 2017-07, Florence , 2017, Report, PUBLISHED
Lisa Hjelm, Lucia Ferrone, Sudhanshu Handa and Yekaterina Chzhen, omparing Approaches to the Measurement of Multidimensional Child Poverty, Innocenti Working Paper , 2016-19, Florence, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Lucia Ferrone and Yekaterina Chzhen, Child poverty in Armenia: National multiple overlapping deprivation analysis, Innocenti Working Paper, 2016-24, Florence, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Zlata Bruckauf and Yekaterina Chzhen, Education for all? Measuring inequality of educational outcomes among 15-year-olds across 39 industrialised countries, Innocenti Working Paper, 2016-08, 2016, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen, Zlata Bruckauf, Kwok Ng, Daria Pavlova, Torbjorn Torsheim, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Inequalities in adolescent health and life satisfaction: Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study, Innocenti Working Paper, 2016-09, Florence, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen, Irene Moor, William Pickett, Emilia Toczydlowska, Gonneke Stevens, Family affluence and inequality in adolescent health and life satisfaction: Evidence from the HBSC study 2002-2014, Innocenti Working Paper, 2016-10, Florence, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen, Emilia Toczydlowska, Sudhanshu Handa, Child poverty dynamics and income mobility in Europe, Innocenti Working Paper, 2016-16, Florence, 2016, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen and Lucia Ferrone, Child poverty and deprivation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: National multiple overlapping deprivation analysis (N-MODA), Innocenti Working Paper, 2015-02, Florence, 2015, Report, PUBLISHED
Yekaterina Chzhen , Subjective impact of the economic crisis on households with children in 17 European countries, Innocenti Working Paper, 2014-9, Florence, 2014, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Nuffield College Associate Membership 2013
Nuffield College Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship 2010
University of York Teaching Studentship and Overseas Research Students Award 2007
International Master in Social Policy Analysis Full Scholarship (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 2004
Visiting Scholar (Columbia University) 2004
Open Society Foundations Full Scholarship (Central European University) 2003
Open Society Foundations Full Scholarship (American University in Bulgaria) 1999
Dr. Yekaterina Chzhen works on socio-economic inequality across the life course using international comparisons, longitudinal research and quantitative methods. Her current research focuses on the relationship between macroeconomic conditions, social policies, intra-household resources and dynamics and children's outcomes in education, health and life satisfaction over time.