Tine Rostgaard

Roskilde Universitet

Tine Rostgaard

Tine is Professor in Social studies at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark.   She has a Ph.D. in comparative welfare analysis and specializes in analysis of care policies and practices in parental leave, child care and long-term care for older people. She is the co-founder and chair of the international research network Transforming Care Network, transforming-care.net

Presently, she is the PI for a larger, comparative project on resilience in ageing. She is also leading a mixed-methods, national study into care poverty among older frail people.


Countries Denmark;
Topics Access to care; Care economy; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care inequalities; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Care trajectories; Care work and migration; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Deinstitutionalisation; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Gender and care; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Local care ecosystems; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Residential LTC services; Social Innovation in LTC; Survey measures; Technology and LTC; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Analysis of administrative data; Comparative policy analysis; Data science and LTC research; Document analysis; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Measure validation; Mixed methods; Policy analysis; Practice-based approaches; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Questionnaire; Research ethics; Surveys; Theory and frameworks; Theory of Change; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Data Science; Economics of Long-Term Care;
Research interests

Policy analysis and evaluation of welfare and social care for children and older people, including the following research fields and methods:

  • Long-term care policies, reablement, frailty, demography and healthy ageing
  • Governance and steering, implementation, innovation, co-production, trust relations, private-public partnership, consumerism, welfare professions
  • Formal/informal care giving and care work
  • Care related quality of life (ASCOT), quality of care and quality systems, welfare indicators
  • Family policy, parental leave, day care for children, fertility
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods, including vignettes and RTC, observations and interviews
  • Comparative methods and analysis
Key publications

Ranzi, C. and Rostgaard, T. (forthcoming) Handbook in Social Care Policy, Elgar.

Rostgaard, Tuntland and Parsons (eds.) (2023) Reablement in Long-Term Care for Older People: International Perspectives and Future Directions. 1 ed. Bristol: Policy Press.

Daly, Leon, Pfau-Effinger,  Ranci. & Rostgaard (2022): COVID-19 and Policies for Care Homes in European Welfare States: Too little, too late?, Journal of European Social Policy.

Metzelthin, S., Rostgaard, T., Parsons, M. & Burton, E.,  (2022) Development of an internationally accepted definition of reablement: a Delphi study. Ageing and Society 42.

Eydal, G. B. & Rostgaard, T. (2022)  Childcare by Fathers in the Context of Active Father-Oriented Policies, The International Handbook of Family Policy: A Life-Course Perspective. Daly, M., Pfau-Effinger, B., Gilbert, N. & Besharov, D. (red.). Oxford University Press, (Oxford Handbooks).

Rostgaard, T., Jacobsen, F., Kröger, T. & Petersen, E. (2022) Revisiting the Nordic long-term care model for older people—still equal? European Journal of Ageing. 19, 2,

Rostgaard, T. & Ejrnæs, A. (2021) How Different Parental Leave Schemes Create Different Take-up Patterns: Denmark in Nordic Comparison, Social Inclusion.

Eydal, G.B. and Rostgaard, T. (eds.) (2019) Handbook in Child and Family Policy. London: Edward Elgar.

Eydal, G.B. & Rostgaard, (eds.).) (2015) Caring Fathers in the Nordic Welfare States – Policies and Practices of Contemporary Fatherhoods. London: Policy Press.