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Olena Nizalova

University of Kent

Olena Nizalova

Dr. Olena Nizalova is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Economics at the University of Kent, which she joined in August 2013. She received her doctoral degree at Michigan State University (USA) in 2006.  Olena’s research interests are in the fields of labour and health economics, economics of aging, and policy evaluation. Her research focuses on the interplay between labour markets, health and family obligations, be it the provision of informal care to elderly parents in the UK, USA and Europe or the wage penalty for motherhood (Ukraine), or the impact of labour market outcomes on health and wellbeing. Her research has been supported by the European Commission, Wellcome Trust, MRC, UKAid, ESRC, World Bank, Global Development Network, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ERSTE Foundation (Austria), Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (University of Michigan), and the Global Challenge Research Fund. Currently, she is leading the project Connecting Pensions, Health and Care, focusing on the sustainability of the old-age support systems in the UK, which is a strategic investment by the Nuffield Foundation.


Countries UK; Ukraine;
Topics Care economy; Economics of LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Cost analysis; Economic evaluation; Quantitative data analysis;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care;