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Kajsa Hansen Yang

Professor

Kajsa Hansen Yang
Professor
kajsa.yang-hansen@ped.gu.se
+46 31 786 2397

Room number: A2 432
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg
Duties: comparative education, educational measurement and assessment, quantitative research method (multilevel analysis, structural equation modeling with latent variable)


Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 411 17 Göteborg

About Kajsa Hansen Yang

Research interests
My research interests lie in the field of international comparisons of educational systems, so-called comparative education. One of the issues I address is why there are great differences between school outcomes in certain countries while these differences are minor in other countries. Students’ social backgrounds also play differing roles in regard to study outcome in different countries. To answer such questions I have made use of the huge databases from studies like the IEA Reading Literacy Study, PIRLS, and TIMSS. These huge databases require special analytic approaches, such as multilevel analysis and latent variable modelling. The development of methodology in this area has also come to be another of my primary interests.

Teaching interests
I prefer to teach in the field of sociology of education, especially the interplay between social and educational inequalities in an international perspective. Methods of measurement in education and basic statistics are also areas that I am involved in.

Keywords
comparative education, sociology of education, effects of social background, educational measurement, multilevel analysis, latent variables, structural equation modelling

Research programmes and projects
FUR - Prerequisites, Education, and Outcomes
CESS: Causes and Effects of School Segregation in Swedish Schools
(In Swedish) SOLO - Sambandet mellan social bakgrund och läsprestation i olika länder

Latest publications

Are academically resilient students grittier than non-resilient students?
Cecilia Thorsen, Kajsa Yang Hansen, Stefan Johansson
ECER 3-6 September, 2019, Hamburg, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Tackling Unobserved Heterogeneity in Socioeconomic Status and Opportunity to Learn, and their Effects on Academic Achievement
Victoria Rolfe, Kajsa Yang Hansen, Rolf Streitholt
Paper presented at ECER 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Does schooling actually perpetuate educational inequality in mathematics performance? A question of validity
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Rolf Streitholt
at the 7th IEA International Research Conference, 28-30, June, 2017, Prague , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2014

Changes in Upper Secondary School Market Geography in Sweden between 1994 and 2013
Anna Maria Fjellman, Kajsa Yang Hansen
Paper presented at the ECER conference 2014 in Porto, Portugal, September 2-5., Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Estimating Peer Effects on Achievement Inequality in Sweden
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Monica Rosén
Paper presented at the ECER conference 2014 in Porto, Portugal, September 2-5., Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

School Performance Differences and Policy Variations in Finland, Norway and Sweden
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Monica Rosén
Northern Lights on TIMSS and PIRLS 2011, Denmark, Nordic Council of Ministers, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

2013

Changes in Educational Inequality in Sweden and Norway: Evidence from IEA PIRLS studies between 2001 and 2011.
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson
Yang Hansen, K., & Gustafsson, J-E. (2013). Changes in Educational Inequality in Sweden andthe European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Istanbul, Turkey, September, 2013., Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Path analyses is early influences from home on grade 4 achievement in PIRLS and TIMSS 2011: A Nordic comparison
Monica Rosén, Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Kajsa Yang Hansen
The European Conference on Educational Research, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Effects of Home Background on Student Achievement in Reading, Mathematics, and Science at the Fourth Grade.
Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Kajsa Yang Hansen, Monica Rosén
M. O. Martin and I. V. S. Mullis (Eds) TIMSS and PIRLS 2011: Relationships Among Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement at the Fourth Grade—Implications for Early Learning, Boston College, USA, Chestnut Hill, MA: TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, Boston College., Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Hjemmebakgrunn og prestasjoner.
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Helmer. Aslaksen, Inger Christin Borge, Liv Sissel Grønmo
Opptur og Nedtur. Analyser av TIMSS-data for Norge og Sverige, Oslo, Norway, Akademika forlag, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

2012

Causes of Educational Segregation in Sweden – School Choice or Residential Segregation.
Kajsa Yang Hansen, Jan-Eric Gustafsson
Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Cadiz, Spain, September, 2012, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper

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