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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

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

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.

Helland, Håvard; Wiborg, Øyvind N (2018). How do parents’ educational fields affect the choice of educational field?. British Journal of Sociology . Vol. 70.

Drange, Ida; Helland, Håvard (2018). The Sheltering Effect of Occupational Closure? Consequences for Ethnic Minorities' Earnings. Work and occupations . Vol. 46.

Helland, Håvard; Heggen, Kåre (2018). Regional Differences in Higher Educational Choice?. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research . Vol. 62.

Helland, Håvard; Bol, Thijs; Drange, Ida (2017). Wage inequality within and between occupations. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies . Vol. 7.

Drange, Ida; Helland, Håvard (2017). Studenter med innvandringsbakgrunn i profesjonsutdanningene - rekruttering og arbeidsmarkedskarriere. Mausethagen, Sølvi; Smeby, Jens-Christian (Ed.). Kvalifisering til profesjonell yrkesutøvelse. 13. p. 153-164. Universitetsforlaget.

Thomsen, Jens-Peter; Bertilsson, Emil; Dalberg, Tobias; Hedman, Juha; Helland, Håvard (2016). Changes in access to higher education in the Nordic countries 1985-2010 – a comparative perspective. European Sociological Review . Vol. 33.

Bakken, Anders; Heggen, Kåre; Helland, Håvard (2016). Utdanning. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn, bind 2. 25. p. 260-285. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Kittelsen Røberg, Karl Ingar; Helland, Håvard (2016). Do grades in higher education matter for labour market rewards? A multilevel analysis of all Norwegian graduates in the period 1990–2006. Journal of Education and Work . Vol. 30.

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