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Håvard Helland

Håvard Helland


Helland is a sociologist (dr. polit. from the University of Oslo). Among his research interests are inequalities in education and in the labour market, social closure, educational choice, educational fields, ethnic minorities’ educational and labour market careers, the study of professions and professions’ labour markets, and social divisions within the highly educated middle class. He has mainly used quantitative methods and has taught several courses in such methods at both MA and Ph.D. level. He is regularly used as referee of scientific journals (both national and international), and was co-editor of Sosiologi i dag in the period 2004 – 2006. He has also led several research projects, and currently supervises six PhD-students at SPS.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Stratification   Labour   Labour market   Social inequalities   Youth   Education   Immigration   Educational choice   Educational field



Research projects

Scientific publications

Helland, Håvard ; Strømme, Thea Bertnes (2024). Social inequality in completion rates in higher education: Heterogeneity in educational fields. British Journal of Sociology.

Drange, Ida ; Helland, Håvard ; Hermansen, Are Skeie (2024). Unionization, licensure, and workplace variation in pay inequality between immigrants and natives. Socio-Economic Review.

Helland, Håvard ; Wiborg, Øyvind Nicolay; Røberg, Karl Ingar Kittelsen (2023). Who chooses fast-track programs in mathematics? The role of class origin, ethnicity, and gender among Norwegian lower-secondary students. 25 p. European Societies.

Alecu, Andreea Ioana ; Helland, Håvard ; Hjellbrekke, Johannes; Jarness, Vegard (2022). Who you know: The classed structure of social capital. 30 p. British Journal of Sociology. Vol. 73.

Bakken, Anders ; Heggen, Kåre ; Helland, Håvard (2022). Utdanning. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn : bind 2. p. 179-205. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Serediak, Olga ; Helland, Håvard (2022). Family background and the likelihood of pursuing a university degree abroad: heterogeneity in educational fields. British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Helland, Håvard ; Ljunggren, Jørn (2021). Arbeidere og yrkesstatus i Likhets-Norge. Ljunggren, Jørn; Hansen, Marianne Nordli (Ed.). Arbeiderklassen. p. 293-312. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Helland, Håvard ; Hovdhaugen, Elisabeth (2021). Degree completion in short professional courses: does family background matter?. Journal of Further and Higher Education.

Strømme, Thea Bertnes ; Helland, Håvard (2020). Parents’ educational involvement: Types of resources and forms of involvement in four countries. British Educational Research Journal (BERJ). Vol. 46.

Skogen, Ketil; Helland, Håvard ; Kaltenborn, Bjørn Petter (2018). Concern about climate change, biodiversity loss, habitat degradation and landscape change: Embedded in different packages of environmental concern?. Journal for Nature Conservation. Vol. 44.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete