University of Kent, UK, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics/Senior Lecturer, University of Kent (CHSS/PSSRU/School of Economics), UK
Labor markets, gender discrimination, social care, health economics, youth unemployment, exclusion
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Ministry of Labor of Ukraine and World Bank (RFP #4807-42) “Consulting Services on Social Assistance System Modernization Project Impact Evaluation”, Co-PI
Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Houston, USA, 2008–2013; Senior Economist, Kyiv Economics Institute, 2005–2013; Research Fellow, University of York, 2010
PhD Economics, Michigan State University, 2006
"Measuring the productivity of residential long-term care in England: Methods for quality adjustment and regional comparison." European Journal of Health Economics (2016) (with W. Yang and J. Forder).
"Exogenous treatment and endogenous factors: Vanishing of omitted variable bias on the interaction term." Journal of Econometric Methods 5 (2016): 71–77 (with I. Murtazashvili).
"The motherhood wage penalty in times of transition." Journal of Comparative Economics (2016) (with T. Sliusarenko and S. Shpak).
"The wage elasticity of informal care supply: Evidence from the health and retirement study." Southern Economic Journal 79:2 (2012): 350–366.
"Evaluation of the impact of the Mother and Infant Health Project in Ukraine." Health Economics 19 (2010): 107–125 (with M. Vyshnya).
If ignored, the motherhood wage penalty may threaten the effectiveness of policies targeting fertilityOlena Y. Nizalova, May 2017The motherhood wage penalty denotes the difference in wages between mothers and women without children that is not explained by differences in human capital characteristics and labor market experience. As part of the gender pay gap, the motherhood wage penalty can represent a significant cost to being female and having children. If ignored, it may undermine policy initiatives aiming to increase fertility rates in post-socialist countries, such as the costly “baby bonus,” which is a government payment to new parents to assist with the costs of childrearing.MoreLess