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Kajsa Hansen Yang


Kajsa Hansen Yang
+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.

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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A cross-country Comparison on the Effects of Socio-economic Status at Individual and Collective Levels.
Kajsa Yang Hansen
In L. M. Herrera & G. Francia (Eds.), Educational Policies: Implications for Equity, Equality and Equivalence., Örebro, Örebro: Örebro University, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book


Variance differences in reading achievement at classroom and individual level in 24 countries.
Yang Yang
Journal of of Nordic Educational Research, Journal article 1998
Journal article

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