Miia Bask

Fellowship duration: July 2009- August 2010

Miia gained an M Sc. in Sociology, in October 2003 and a PhD in Sociology in February 2008, both from Umeå University, Sweden. Miia was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University, funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Her project concerned theoretical aspects of the Matthew effect.
 
Her Ph.D. thesis "A Longitudinal Approach to Social Exclusion" contains four papers, the first paper was published in "European Sociological Review" in 2005; the second paper (co-authored with Björn Halleröd) was published in "Social Indicators Research" in 2008, and revised versions of the third and fourth papers are currently under review.
 
Her work with PATHWAYS looked at questions of exclusion and drop outs amongst Finnish youngsters. The analysis was conducted with the FinEdu data set.

After completing her PATHWAYS Fellowship Miia became a Research Fellow at Karlstad University, Sweden. From September 2012 she now holds a research position at Department of Sociology, the University of Bergen, Norway.

Papers

Bask, M. (2011). Cumulative Disadvantage and Connections between Welfare Problems. Social Indicators Research, 103(3), 443-464.

Bask, M. (2010). Increasing Inequality in Social Exclusion Occurrence: The Case of Sweden during 1979-2003. Social Indicators Research, 97, 299-323.

Book Chapters

Bask, M., Ferrer-Wreder, L. & Bergman, L. (in press). Great Expectations or Gendered Outcomes: Gender, Expectations, and Educational and Occupational Outcomes in Middle Adulthood. In I.Schoon & J. Eccles (Eds.). Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment. London: Cambridge University Press.

Working Papers

Bask, M. & Salmela-Aro, K. Patterns of Disadvantage Accumulation in Youth.

Bask, M., Ferrer-Wreder, L. & Bergman, L. Great Expectations or Gendered Outcomes: Gender, Expectations, and Educational and Occupational Outcomes in Middle Adulthood.