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Ingrid Höjer


Ingrid Höjer
Social Work, Foster Family
+46 31 786 1568

Room number: D372
Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 23 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Social Work (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 1888
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 25 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Ingrid Höjer

Roles and affiliations
Chair of the Section of teaching and research on families and children


  • Member of the research program Parenting and Childhood in Modern Family Cultures, led by professor Margareta Bäck-Wiklund.
  • Collaboration with Thomas Coram Research Unit in London (see the YIPPEE project).
  • Member of the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care (INTRAC), led by professor Harriet Ward, Loughborough University, and professor Mike Stein, York University. The networks includes researchers from 16 different countries.
  • Collaboration with researchers from East Anglia University, UK (professor Gillian Schofield) and Barnevernets Forskningssenter i Bergen (Toril Havik and Bente Moldestad)

Areas of expertice
Research on children and families. Child welfare. Foster care. Young people leaving care.

Completed projects

  • The Inner Life of the Foster Family, (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS).
  • Growing up with Foster Siblings (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS).
  • In the Best Interest of the Child?
  • Enforcement of contact orders (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Transition From Care to Independent Life, (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Parenting While Apart – the Experiences of Birth Parents of Children in Long –Term Foster Care, (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • What Happened After Leaving Care? (funded by Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset)
  • Young People From a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe (funded by the EU Seventh Framework Program. Five participating countries: UK, Denmark, Hungary, Spain and Sweden. Coordinator Thomas Coram Research Unit, London.
  • Life after care. Young people's transition from care to independent life. (Funded by the Swedish Research Council for Working Life and Social Sciences, FAS)

Current projects
Support to drug/alchohol abusing mothers

• Children and Family – Living Conditions and Social Context, 7,5 higher education credits. Bachelor level
• Children in Exposed Situations of Life, 15 higher education credits. Advanced level.
• Further Education for Social Workers Specialising in Foster Care, Focusing on Supervision of Foster Carers, 30 higher education credits. Advanced level.
• Social Problems and Social Work – Theory and Practice, 10,5 higher education credits. International Master – Advanced level.
• Children in Adverse Life Situations; Social Work with Children at Risk and Their Families – 15 hp.
• Children, young people and families in a welfare perspective. Adversities and social work. 7,5 hp, National PhD program in social work.

I am also supervising grade reports for students at bachelor and advanced levels. I am supervisor for one PhD student, and assistant supervisor for another PhD student

Doctoral programme
Assistant supervisor for Monica Nordenfors – PhD completed in December 2006

Assistant supervisor for Lena Hedin – PhD completed in January 2012
Supervisor for Karin Röbäck, PhD completed in March 2012


Latest publications

Time and context shaping the transition from out-of-home care to adulthood in Portugal
A. Artamonova, M. D. Guerreiro, Ingrid Höjer
Children and Youth Services Review, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Child welfare removal of infants: Exploring policies and principles for decision-making in Nordic countries
A. D. Hestbaek, Ingrid Höjer, T. Poso, M. Skivenes
Children and Youth Services Review, Journal article 2020
Journal article

The Role of Trust and Reciprocity in Transnational Care Towards Children
Charlotte Melander, Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Ingrid Höjer
Family Life in Transition Borders, Transnational Mobility, and Welfare Society in Nordic Countries, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2020
Chapter in book

Conceptualising children's and young people's experiences of mobility, transnationality and affective bonds
Oksana Shmulyar Green, Charlotte Melander, Ingrid Höjer
Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies – OMICS Conference November 6-9, 2019, University of Gothenburg, Sweden , Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Editorial "leaving care in the Nordic countries"
Veronika Paulsen, Ingrid Höjer, Anna Melke
Nordic Social Work Research, Editorial letter 2018
Editorial letter

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School as an opportunity for young people placed in care
Ingrid Höjer
Poat 16 Pathways for young people in care. Thomas Coram Research Unit. London. November 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Ungdomar som lämnar dygnsvården. Situationen i Sverige
Ingrid Höjer, Yvonne Sjöblom
Overgangen fra offentlig omsorg till et selvstendig liv - of ettervern. Konferens i Oslo september 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

YIPPEE - Young people from a public care background: Pathways to education in Europe
Helena Johansson, Ingrid Höjer, Margreth Hill
OMEP konferens, augusti 2010, Göteborg, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Osedd och maktlös
Margreth Hill, Ingrid Höjer, Helena Johansson
Socialpolitik, Magazine article 2010
Magazine article

Pathways to education for Swedish former child welfare clients
Ingrid Höjer, Helena Johansson, Margreth Hill
Insideout - How interventions in child and family care work, Conference paper 2010
Conference paper

Leaving Care in Sweden. Young People’s Transition From Foster/Residential Care to Independent Lives
Ingrid Höjer
La Igualtat Dóportunitats un Repte per a Les Administracions Públiques. Barcelona 2010-03-04. , Poster 2010

Young people leaving care in Sweden
Ingrid Höjer, Yvonne Sjöblom
Child and Family Social Work, Journal article 2010
Journal article


Sharing the care. How do parents with children placed in foster care perceive parenthood?
Ingrid Höjer
The Fostering Network Annual Conference Ambtious, Valued and Rewarded. York: October 09-10-03. , Poster 2009

Child Welfare in Sweden. I Conferencia Internacional Perspectivas Internacionales in Protección Infantil:Retos Y Avances. 09-09-23 – 09-09-24, Oviedo.
Ingrid Höjer, Yvonne Sjöblom
I Conferencia Internacional Perspectivas Internacionales in Protección Infantil:Retos Y Avances. 09-09-23 – 09-09-24, Oviedo., Poster 2009

”Barn i kläm. Om verkställighetsdomar i umgängestvister”.
Ingrid Höjer, Karin Röbäck
Nordiska Barnavårdskonferensen, Bergen 090910, Poster 2009

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