Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
IZA World of Labor role
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Health, Obesity, Dietary behaviour, Peer effects, Maternal employment, Childhood obesity
German - Native speaker, English - Non-native speaker, Danish - Non-native speaker
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Associate Professor in Transformative Consumer Behaviour and Sustainability, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Assistant Professor, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (09/2010–12/2012); Postdoc, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (09/2009–08/2010); PhD student, Chair for Household and Consumer Economics as well as Gender Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany (07/2005–02/2009)
PhD Economics and Business Administration, University of Hohenheim, 2009
“Peer effects on obesity in a sample of European children.” Economics & Human Biology 18 (2015): 139–152 (with A. Sousa-Poza, L. Reisch, K. Bammann, G. Eiben, Y. Kourides, E. Kovacs, F. Lauria, K. Konstabel, A. M. Santaliestra-Pasias, K. Vyncke, and I. Pigeot).
“Maternal employment and childhood obesity: A European perspective.” Journal of Health Economics 32:4 (2013): 728–742 (with A. Sousa-Poza, L. Reisch, W. Ahrens, G. Eiben, J. M. Fernández-Alvira, C. Hadjigeorgiou, S. De Henauw, E. Kovács, F. Lauria, T. Veidebaum, G. Williams, and K. Bammann).
“Socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight in Europe: Results from the multi-centre IDEFICS study.” Pediatric Obesity 8:1 (2013): 1–12 (with K. Bammann, A. Lanfer, J. M. Fernández-Alvira, E. Kovács, G. Barba, S. De Henauw, G. Eiben, M. Tornaritis, T. Veidebaum, and I. Pigeot).
“Instruments for analyzing the influence of advertising on children’s food choices.” International Journal of Obesity 35 (2011): S137–S143 (with L. Reisch).
“Ageing, health and life satisfaction of the oldest old: An analysis for Germany.” Social Indicators Research 97:3 (2010): 397–417 (with A. Sousa-Poza).
Institutions and policies affect whether working mothers raise heavier childrenWencke Gwozdz, June 2016Childhood obesity has been rising steadily in most parts of the world. Popular speculation attributes some of that increase to rising maternal employment. Employed mothers spend less time at home and thus less time with their children, whose diets and physical activity may suffer. Also, children of working mothers may spend more time in the care of others, whose childcare quality may vary substantially. While a majority of US studies support this hypothesis and have clear policy implications, recent studies in other countries are less conclusive, largely because institutional arrangements differ but also because methodologies do.MoreLess