Dr Konstantina (Dina) Davaki

Dr Konstantina (Dina) Davaki

Department of Health Policy

International Inequalities Institute

Languages
English, French, German, Greek, Spanish
Key Expertise
Sociology, Social Policy, Socio-legal studies

About me

Dr Konstantina Davaki has been a researcher at the London School of Economics since 2002. Her background in law, sociology and social policy is reflected on her main research interests: gender, comparative social policy, work/life balance, family policy, care, surrogacy, violence against women, digital labour and welfare ideologies in a globalised world. Her focus has been on intersectional discrimination and inequalities.

Konstantina has taught postgraduate courses in the UK and abroad. Since 2010 she has been advising the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) of the European Parliament, for which she has authored and presented studies on gender equality, maternity and parental leave, work-life balance, intersectional discrimination of women with disabilities, the relation of demography with family policy and the underlying causes of the digital gender gap. Since 2020 she has been a member of the multidisciplinary research team working on a project (CEPASSOC), which focuses on the legal rights and social entitlements of digital platform workers in France, the UK, Portugal and Sweden. Konstantina’s academic publications include articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and reports.

Selected publications:

Davaki, K (2021)  The traumas endured by refugee women and their consequences for integration and participation in the EU host country. Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels

Davaki, K (2019)   Access to maternal health and midwifery for vulnerable social groups in the EU. Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels

Davaki, K (2018) The underlying causes of the digital gender gap and possible solutions for enhanced inclusion of women and girls. Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels

Davaki, K (2017) ‘’Surrogacy arrangements in austerity Greece: policy considerations in a permissive regime’ in Davies, M. (ed) Babies for Sale? Transnational Surrogacy and the Politics of Reproduction, Zed Books. London.

Davaki, K (2016) Demography and Family Policies from a Gender Perspective. Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels.         

Davaki, K. (2016) Differences in Men’s and Women’s Work, Care and Leisure Time. Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels.

Davaki, K. (2013) The Policy on Gender Equality in Greece. A Note for Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels.

Davaki K. Marzo C. Narminio E. Arvanitidou M. (2013) Discrimination Generated by the Intersection of Gender and Disability. A Study, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels.

Brunet,L.(lead) Carruthers, J. Davaki, K., King, D. Marzo,C. McCandless J. (2013) A Comparative Study in the Regime of Surrogacy in EU Member States. A Study, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, European Parliament, Brussels

Kumpunen S, Davaki K, Courtin E, Tinelli M, Trigg L. (2013). Annex 3.2: Retirement migrants and entitlements to long-term care: a study in England, France and Italy. In European Union Cross-border Care Collaboration, Measuring and Reporting Quality of Long-term Care; Work Package 6. Prepared for the European Commission.

Davaki, K. (2010) Benefits of Maternity/ Parental Leave in the EU27: A Review of the Literature. Report for the FEMM Committee of the European Parliament for the Amendment of the Directive for Pregnant Workers, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policies Department C: Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, Gender Equality, European Parliament, Brussels.

Allin S., Davaki K., Mossialos E. (2006) ‘Paying for ‘free’ health care: the conundrum of informal payments in post-communist Europe.’ In Transparency International. Global Corruption Report 2006. London: Pluto Press.

Davaki K., Mossialos E. (2006) Financing and delivering health care in Greece. In Petmesidou M., Mossialos E. (eds.). Social Policy Developments in Greece. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Davaki K. (2006) Greek family policies from a gender point of view. In Petmesidou, M., Mossialos, E. (eds.). Social Policy Developments in Greece. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Davaki K., Mossialos E. (2005) Plus ça change: health sector reforms in Greece. Journal of Health Policy Politics and Law; 30(1-2):143-67.

Mossialos E., Allin S., Davaki K. (2005) Analysing the Greek health system: a tale of fragmentation and inertia. Health Economics; 14S(1):S151-S168.

Mossialos E., Allin SM., Karras K., and Davaki K. (2005) An Investigation of Caesarean Sections in Three Greek Hospitals: The impact of financial incentives and convenience. European Journal of Public Health; 15:288-295.

Mossialos E., Costa-Font J.,Davaki K., Karras K. (2005) Is there 'patient selection' in the demand for private maternity care in Greece? Applied Economic Letters; 12(1):7-12.

Expertise Details

Gender; Comparative Social Policy; Family Policy; Care; Intersectional Discrimination; Inequalities