Anna Kahlmeter

Anna Kahlmeter


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Works at Swedish institute for social research
Telephone 08-16 10 70
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 F
Room F 921
Postal address Institutet för social forskning 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a PhD candidate in sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University. My research interests primarily concern poverty, inequality of opportunities and processes of social exclusion, with a particular focus on youth. My PhD project investigates issues of youth-to adulthood transitions and stressful life events. Previous to my doctoral studies I have obtained a Master´s Degree in social work and have several years of experience as a social worker, practicing mostly with young adults with substance abuse and precarious housing conditions.



Quantitative methods at bachelor level.

Thesis supervision at bachelor level.



A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2018. Anna Kahlmeter, Olof Bäckman, Lars Brännström. European Sociological Review 34 (1), 106-119

    Research has demonstrated that evictions primarily affect vulnerable populations. However, relatively little is known about the consequences eviction has, particularly regarding economic outcomes. Using comprehensive Swedish national register data on evictions in 2009, this study tests two competing hypotheses regarding to what extent an eviction affects subsequent economic hardship for an already disadvantaged group. The degree to which individuals rely on means-tested social assistance is used as an indicator of economic hardship. The cumulative disadvantage perspective predicts that additional strain will compound the economic hardship experienced by the group. In contrast, the disadvantage saturation perspective suggests that additional adversities may not add to economic hardship for disadvantaged individuals. Results from propensity score matching analyses show that, the year immediately after eviction, the degree of social assistance receipt was around 8 percentage points higher for the evicted group than for the matched comparison group. In the following 3 years, the degree of social assistance receipt continued to be significantly higher for those evicted compared to peers. The results lend support to the cumulative disadvantage perspective and suggest that—in the context of preventing evictions—policy measures such as assistance to repay rent arrears would be adequate to prevent further economic hardship.

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Last updated: March 20, 2018

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