N. Habibov

School of Social Work building

Nazim Habibov
Professor

Office: 215, 167 Ferry Street
Windsor, ON N9A 0C5
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3070
E-mail: nnh@uwindsor.ca

Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social Policy
  • Health Policy

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Calgary, School of Social Work - 2008
  • MSW, Columbia University in the City of New York, School of Social Work - 2003
  • MS Economics, Azerbaijan State Economic University - 1993

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

02-47-117, Meeting Human Needs Throught Social Welfare
02-47-204, Issues and Perspectives in Social Welfare
02-47-210, Social Work and Diversity
02-47-339, Theory and Practice of Social Work IV - Organizations and Communities
02-47-423, Social Policy and Social Welfare

Graduate

02-47-534, Foundations for Advanced Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities
02-47-611, Advanced Indirect Social Work Practice
02-47-622, Social Policy Analysis

Biography

NAZIM N. HABIBOV is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. He previously taught in the Social Work department at the University of Calgary.His teaching interests include social policy welfare development and analysis, program evaluation and research methods, as well as international social work and international social welfare. He also taught in the areas of program planning, development and administration, as well as financial management for human services. His practice background includes involvement with various international organizations such as Tacis (Technical Assistance to Commonwealth of Independent States) and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme). His practice background also includes Canadian experience.

Professional and Educational Responsibilities

  • Graduate (MSW) Committee
  • Undergraduate (BSW) Committee
  • Research Ethics Committee
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Accesibility Committee
  • Academic Data Centre Steering Committee

Competitive External Funding

Habibov, N., & Fan, L. (2018). The origins of life satisfaction in Canada. SSHRC. Insight Development Grants. CAN  $48,662.

Habibov, N., & Fan, L. (2017). Impact of global crisis on changes in public attribution of poverty: A multilevel analysis of 28 transitional countries. SSHRC. Insight Grants. CAN $ 90,740.

Habibov, N., & Fan, L. (2015). Institutional trust and welfare state support. SSHRC. Insight Development Grant. CAN $ 67,355.

Barret, B., & Habibov, N. (2013). Survivors' reporting behaviours and police response to intimate partner violence in Canada: Measuring the importance of incident, individual, and neighborhood level factors over a ten year period. SSHRC. Insight Development Grant. CAN $ 37,565.

Habibov, N., & Fan, L (2012). Working but still poor: Explaining working poverty through the multiyear study of Canada, US, UK, Germany, and Switzerland. SSHRC. Insight Development Grant. CAN $ 30,931.

Weaver, R., & Habibov, N. (2012). Determinants and outcomes of adult education and training in the social investment state: A Canadian based analysis. SSHRC. Insight Development Grant. CAN $ 25,230

Fan, L., Habibov, N., & et al. (2012). Migration of Aboriginal people to cities and its policy implications: A tale of two cities. SSHRC. Insight Development Grant. CAN $ 67,265.

Habibov, N., & Fan, L (2011). Understanding rising income inequality in the countries of the South Caucasus during transition. SSHRC. Standard Research Grant. CAN $ 8,730.

Ibadoglu, G., & Habibov, N. (2010). Designing, conducting and analyzing the first independent nationally-representative survey of living conditions in Azerbaijan Republic. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) USD $ 52,192.

Habibov, N., & Fan, L (2006). Measuring and explaining evolution of income inequality in Azerbaijan, a low-income country in transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy. Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC). USD $ 13,920

Habibov, N. (2005). Determinants of poverty in Azerbaijan during transition period and effect of social welfare programs. Carnegie Foundation in New York through Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC). USD $ 2,500.

Habibov, N., & Weiden, T. (2004). Citizen Engagement in social service organizations. United Way. CAN $ 8,000.

Competitive Internal Funding

Park, W., Grant, J., Guta. A., Habibov, N., Mohanty, J., & Voronka, J. (2018). Health equity and social inclusion: Interdisciplinary research group. Collaborative Research Grant. University of Windsor. CAN $ 4,997.

Habibov, N. (2016). Impact of global crisis on changes in public attribution of poverty: a multilevel analysis of 28 transitional countries. Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, University of Windsor. CAN $ 5,000.

Fitzgerald, A., Barrett, B., Fritz, P., & Habibov, N. (2016). Understanding and addressing the co-occurrence of animal abuse and intimate partner violence in the Canadian context: Moving the research to the next level. Collaborative Research Grant. University of Windsor. CAN $ 17,000.

Jozefowicz, H., Gorey, K., Yun, S., Habibov, N., & Wright, R. (2016). Social Work Collaborative project. Collaborative Research Grant. University of Windsor. CAN $ 3,000.

Habibov, N. (2008). Determinants of rising inequality in low-income transitional countries: Evidence from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. University of Windsor Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants. CAN $ 5,000.

Book and Book Chapters

Al-Krenawi, A., Graham, J., & Habibov, N. (2016). Diversity and Social Work in Canada. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Al-Krenawi, A., Graham, J., & Habibov, N. (2016). Introduction: social work and diversity. In Alean Al-Krenawi, John Graham, and Nazim Habibov. (Eds.). Diversity and Social Work in Canada. (pp. 2-12). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Al-Krenawi, A., Graham, J., & Habibov, N. (2016). Conclusion. In Alean Al-Krenawi, John Graham, and Nazim Habibov. (Eds.). Diversity and Social Work in Canada. (pp. 399-403). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Habibov, N., Auchynnikava, A., & Luo, R. (In Press). The height and entrepreneurship: New evidence from 27 nations. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research. (65% of the article).

Habibov, N., Auchynnikava, A., & Lyu, Y. (2021). Association between “grease-the-wheel”, “sand-the-wheel”, and “cultural norm” motivations for making informal payments with satisfaction in public primary, secondary, and vocational education in 27 nations. International Journal of Educational Development, 80, 102320. (55% of the article).

Habibov, N., Auchynnikava, A., Luo, R., & Fan, L. (2020). Influence of height on likelihood of employment, occupational sorting, and earnings in 27 post-communist countries. American Journal of Human Biology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23422. (55% of the article).

Habibov, N., Luo, R., & Auchynnikava, A. (2020). Height and life satisfaction: Evidence from 27 nations. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(3), e23351. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23351. (55% of the article).

Zainiddinov, H., & Habibov, N. (2020). Factors shaping mother-child interaction in Post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Early Child Development and Care, 190(14), 2321-2332. (50% of the article).

Habibov, N., Auchynnikava, A., & Luo, R. (2019). Does community level trust improve self-rated welfare? Social Indicators Research, 146(3), 669–697. (55% of the article).

Please click the following link to read more of Dr. Habibov's Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles  - Dr. Nazim Habibov faculty page two | School of Social Work (uwindsor.ca)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Habibov, N., & Auchynnikava, A. (2019). Influence of interpersonal social trust and institutional trust on population health in transitional countries. Paper presentation at International Knowledge Transfer and Learning in Social Policy: The Case of the Post-Soviet Region Conference, November 9, 2019, Bremen, Germany.

Habibov, N., Auchynnikava, A., Rong, L., and Fan, L. (2019). Effect of institutional trust on life satisfaction during 2008 Global Financial crisis and recovery after it in 27 countries. Paper presentation at American Public Policy Analysis and Management Association Conference, July 29, 2019, Barcelona, Spain.

Habibov, N., & Auchynnikava, A. (2019). The Role of interpersonal and institutional trusts for the public support of welfare state. Paper presented at International Conference on Public Policy, August 06, 2019, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Habibov, N., & Auchynnikava, A. (2018). Influence of interpersonal social trust and institutional trust on support for the welfare state in transitional countries. Paper presentation at Global Social Policy Dynamics Conference, October 26, 2018, Bremen, Germany.

Park, W., Habibov, N., & Chernyak, E. (2018). Well-being and immigration status: What can we learn from Canadian national survey? Paper presentation at Social Work and Social Development Conference, July 4, 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

Barrett, B., Peirone, A., Cheung, C., & Habibov, N. (2016). Spousal Violence and Evaluations of Police Performance in Canada: Does Police Contact Matter? Paper presentation at Canadian Sociological Association Conference, June 1, 2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Barrett, B., Peirone, A., & Cheung, C., and Habibov, N. (2016).  Pathways to police contact for spousal violence survivors: Untangling the effects of individual and neighborhood level factors on survivors’ reporting behaviors. Paper presentation at Canadian Sociological Association Conference, June 1, 2016, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Barrett, B., Peirone, A., & Cheung, C., and Habibov, N. (2016).  Survivors' reporting behaviours and police response to intimate partner violence in Canada.  Paper presentation at Canadian Research Data Centre Network 2015 National Conference, November 6, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (20% of the presentation). 

Afandi, E., and Habibov, N. (2014).  Does community social capital determine household’s copping strategies with hazards of financial crisis? Evidence from transition economies. Paper presentation at 2nd International Conference on Energy, Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development, October 2, 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan. (40% of the presentation).  

Weaver, R., Habibov, N., & Fan, L. (2011). Analyzing the poverty reduction effectiveness of Canada’s provincial social welfare programs:  Trends and explanations during a decade of devolution. Paper presentation at Social Statistics, Poverty and Social Exclusion: Perspectives from Quebec, Canada and Abroad. December 1, 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (35% of the presentation).

Weaver, R., & Habibov, N. (2011). Examining the role of social and human capital within the social investment state:  Findings from a Canadian National Survey. Paper presentation at the 4th Conference of International Social Work. March 26, 2011, Los Angeles, California, USA. (45% of the presentation).

Weaver, R., Habibov, N., & Fan, L. (2010). Rethinking Welfare Reform in the New Economy:  What Role Can Subsidiarity Play? Paper presentation at Catholic Social Workers National Association 2010 Annual Conference. June 18, 2010, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida, USA. (40% of the presentation).

Habibov, N. (2007). On the socio-economic determinants of inequality in Azerbaijan: 1995-2002. Presentation at conference of Economics Education Research Consortium, July 06, 2007, Kiev, Ukraine. (100 % of the presentation).

Habibov, N. (2006). Inter-temporal evolution of inequality in Azerbaijan during transition: 1995-2002: Subgroups decomposition analysis. Presentation at conference of Economics Education Research Consortium, December 16, 2006, Moscow, Russia. (100 % of the presentation).

Habibov, N. (2005). Poverty and social protection in Azerbaijan. Presentation at conference of Caucasus Research Resource Centre, December 20, 2005, Baku, Azerbaijan. (100 % of the presentation).

Habibov, N. (2005). Inequality in Azerbaijan: 1995-2002. Presentation at conference of Economics Education Research Consortium, December 14, 2005, Moscow, Russia. (100 % of the presentation).

Book Reviews

Habibov, N. (2007). Book review of Dimensions of inequality in Canada by J. Kesselman & D. Green (Eds.), Canadian Review of Social Policy, 59, 129-131 (100% of the article).

Letter to Editor

Habibov, N., Luo, R., & Auchynnikava, A. (In Press). Height and life‐satisfaction nexus: Reflection on Hermanussen et al. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(3), e23391. https://doi-org.ledproxy2.uwindsor.ca/10.1002/ajhb.23391. (55% of the article). 

Reports

Habibov, N., Este, D., Weiden, T., & McKenna, D. (2004). Citizen engagement: An overview. Calgary, AB: The United Way of Calgary and Area. (60 % of the report).

Habibov, N., Chan, E., & Weiden, T. (2004). Evaluation of Elder-Friendly Communities. Calgary, AB: Calgary Family Services. (70 % of the report).

Mamadova, K., Omarova, D., Nuriyev, S., Habibov, N., & Huseynov, H. (2002). The way to successful business: A guide for entrepreneurs. Baku, Azerbaijan: UNPD (United Nations Development Programme). (20% of the report).

Policy Briefs

Habibov, N., & Auchynnikava, A. (2018).  Unequal access to healthcare and unofficial under-the-table out-of-pocket payments. Caucasus Analytical Digest, 103, 2-5. http://www.css.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/pdfs/CAD103.pdf

Habibov, N. (2011).  Poverty in Azerbaijan. Caucasus Analytical Digest, 34, 13-15.

Broadcasted Media Interviews

Topic: "Simplification for social assistance system is needed, observers said" This interview was about changes in Ontario Social Assistance program. 
Network: PQ Briefing by Toronto Star https://www.qpbriefing.com/2018/11/06/simplification-for-social-assistance-system-is-needed-observers-say/
 
Topic: No political party superior at reducing poverty, researchers find. This program was about our article "Analyzing the poverty reduction effectiveness of the Canadian provinces:  Do political parties still matter?" 
Network: Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) TV News   
 
Topic: Findings from published papers entitled articles “Comparing and contrasting poverty reduction performance of social welfare programs across jurisdictions in Canada using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)” and “Devolution and the poverty reduction effectiveness of Canada’s provincial social welfare programs:  Results from a time-series investigation of a Canadian National Survey”
Network: AM 1550 Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio
 
Topic: Findings from published paper entitled “Comparing and contrasting poverty reduction performance of social welfare programs across jurisdictions in Canada using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)” and “Devolution and the poverty reduction effectiveness of Canada’s provincial social welfare programs:  Results from a time-series investigation of a Canadian National Survey”
Network: AM 800 CKLW Radio

Published Articles and Interviews

Topic: “All political parties ignoring poverty:  researchers find”
Forum: Article in online at Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News webpage at  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2011/03/30/wdr-cv-election-political-poverty.html Retrieved on November 30, 2012
 
Topic: “No political party superior at reducing poverty, researchers find.”
Forum: Daily News newspaper (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
 
Topic: “Downloading programs to provinces fails to reduce poverty, researchers find.”
Forum: Daily News newspaper (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
 

Work Experience

July 2017 – Present,  Professor,  School of Social Work University of Windsor
July 2011 - June 2017, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor
July 2007 - June 2011, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor
2005 - 2007 - Sessional Instructor, School of Social Work, University of Windsor
2004 - Research Associate, International Research and Development Centre, University of Calgary
2002 - 2003 - Research Associate, UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) Headquarter in New York
2001 - 2002 - Research Associate, US National Center for Family-Centered and Permanency Planning
1999 - 2001 - National Consultant, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)
1996 - 1999 - National Consultant, TACIS (Technical Assistance to Commonwealth of Independent States)

Program Development Participation 

Graduate, Ph.D., A full-time four year doctoral program in Social Work with the overarching conceptual framework of civic engagement

Graduate, MSW/JD Program, The joint degree program is designed to enable a student to obtain a Juris Doctor and a Master of Social Work in 4 years

Graduate, Off-campus MSW For Working Professionals, Master in Social Work for Working Professionals is offered through the Centre for Executive and Professional Education Program is offered in several destinations across Ontario with flexible schedule to attract working professionals who want to maintain full-time employment while taking the next step in their career. 

Undergraduate, BSW and Disability Studies, This is a 4-year combined Honours Degree Program where students have to meet requirements for both areas of study.

Undergraduate, BSW and Diaspora Studies, This is a 4-year combined Honours Degree Program where students have to meet requirements for both areas of study.  
 

Student Advising and Counselling

Graduate
2015 - 2015  10 students
2014 - 2015   Parental Leave
2013 - 2014   Sabbatical
2012 - 2013   12 students
2011 - 2012   10 students
2010 - 2011    9 students
2009 - 2010    7 students
2008 - 2009    6 students
2007 - 2008    5 students
 
Undergraduate
2015 - 2016   20 students
2014 - 2015   Parental Leave
2013 - 2014   Sabbatical
2012 - 2013   15 students
2011 - 2012   17 students
2010 - 2011   16 students
2009 - 2010   20 students
2008 - 2009   15 students
2007 - 2008   13 students
 

Student Supervision

 
School of Social Work University of Windsor does not have a Master thesis, while Ph.D. programs just started in 2012, so supervision opportunities were not available for me.  

Service

  • Graduate committee
  • Undergraduate committee
  • Research ethics committee
  • Continuing education committee
  • Accessibility committee
  • Academic Data Centre Steering committee

Journal Article Review

Social Science and Medicine - 4 reviews
Health Policy - 3 reviews
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy - 4 reviews
International Journal of Social Economics - 3 reviews

Book Reviews Editor

 
Canadian Review of Social Policy / Revue canadienne de politique sociale - 2 reviews
 
Grant Adjudication
  • European Research Council

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Azerbaijani

Statististical Software

  • STATA
  • SPSS
  • SAS

Experience with Nationally Representative Data Sets

Living Standards Measurement Suveys by the World Bank
Demographics and Health Surveys by the USAID (United States Agency for International Development)
Multi Indicator Clustered Survey by the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)
Life in Transition Survey by the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics by Statistics Canada
General Social Survey by Statistics Canada
Caucasus Barometer by Caucasus Resource Research Centre