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Janne Jonsson

Official Fellow
Professor of Sociology

Research Interests: Social stratification.

My main research area is social stratification, such as studies of intergenerational processes and inequality in opportunity and in living conditions. ​Social mobility and the class structure, educational inequality, poverty, family, ethnic inequality and integration, as well as children's wellbeing are my fields of my interest. Since 1998 I am the director of the Swedish level of living survey, and since 2009 the Swedish PI for the international study CILS4EU, on ethnic integration of young people.

Janne Jonsson


(with Carina Mood and Sara Brolin Låftman), 'Immigrant youth’s mental health advantage: The role of family structure and relations', Journal of Marriage and Family, 79: 419-436, 2017. 

(with Carina Mood), 'Sweden: Child poverty during two recessions', in Cantillon Bea, Chzhen Yekaterina, Handa Sudanshu and Brian Nolan, eds., Children of Austerity: The Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries, 11: 242-274, UNICEF and Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017. 

(with David B. Grusky, Matthew Di Carlo, Reinhard Pollak, and Mary C. Brinton), 'Micro-Class Mobility. Social Reproduction in Four Countries', American Journal of Sociology, 114: 977-1036, 2009.

(with Richard Breen), 'Inequality of Opportunity in Comparative Perspective: Recent Research on Educational Attainment and Social Mobility', Annual Review of Sociology, 31:223-43, 2005.

(with Robert Erikson), Can Education Be Equalized? The Swedish Case in Comparative Perspective, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1996.