Harpa Sif Eyjolfsdottir

Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir is a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social gerontology group at the Aging Research Center (ARC).

Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir

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Harpa Sif Eyjólfsdóttir is a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social gerontology group at the Aging Research Center (ARC).

Om mig

I am a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet and a member of the social gerontology group at the Aging Research Center (ARC). I have a Bachelor degree in Sociology from the University of Iceland, and an Masters degree in Public Health from Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS, KI/SU). My master thesis is called “Social capital, self-rated health and the importance of sleep – The case of Iceland in 2007 and 2009”, and addresses the relation between social capital and both physical and mental self-rated health before and after the economic collapse in Iceland 2008.

My main fields of interest are retirement, labour market, social stratification, health inequalities, and life course studies. My doctoral work focuses on retirement and socioeconomic position in relation to health in old age. The overall aim of the thesis is to empirically study how retirement processes are influenced by health status, social position and gender in Sweden using nationally representative data sources, and in turn how the timing of the labour market exit influences health and functioning at old age.

 

 

Recent publications

Celeste, R. K., Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Lennartsson, C., & Fritzell, J. (2020). Socioeconomic Life Course Models and Oral Health: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Dental Research, 99(3), 257–263. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022034520901709.

Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Baumann, I., Agahi, N., & Lennartsson, C. (2019). How to measure retirement age? A comparison of survey and register data. Journal of Population Ageing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12062-019-09254-6

Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Baumann, I., Agahi, N., Fritzell, J., & Lennartsson, C. (2019). Prolongation of working life and its effect on mortality and health in older adults: Propensity score matching. Social Science & Medicine, 226, 77–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.02.026

Lennartsson, C., Eyjólfsdóttir, H. S., Celeste, R. K., & Fritzell, J. (2018). Social class and Infirmity. The role of social class over the life-course. SSM - Population Health, 4, 169–177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2017.12.001

 

Pedagogiska meriter

  • Fall 2019: Arbetsliv, åldrande och hälsa (Working life, aging and health). I developed, managed, taught and finally examinated (together with Charlotta Nilsen) a course on basic level (7.5 credits) at the Department of Public Health Sciences in Stockholms University. 
  • I am currently co-supervising a Master student (spring 2020).
  • Fall 2020: Teaching the course Arbetsliv, åldrande och hälsa (Working life, aging and health, 7.5 credits) at the Department of Public Health Sciences in Stockholms University. 

Utbildning

  • 2010 BA in Sociology from the University of Iceland
  • 2012 MSc in Public Health from Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS, KI/SU)
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