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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

Bakken, Anders; Heggen, Kåre; Helland, Håvard (2022). Utdanning. Frønes, Ivar; Kjølsrød, Lise (Ed.). Det norske samfunn : bind 2. kapittel 24. 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 .

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

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

Helland, Håvard; Ljunggren, Jørn (2021). Arbeidere og yrkesstatus i Likhets-Norge. Ljunggren, Jørn; Hansen, Marianne Nordli (Ed.). Arbeiderklassen. 15. p. 293-312. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

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.

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.

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