Our research is focused on social policy, welfare, inequality, and the labour market. Our researchers are scholars primarily in the fields of economics and sociology. The research at SOFI is organised in three units: Labour Market Economics, Stratification and Level-of-living, and Social Policy. More than half of the research activities are funded by external sources, primarily the national research councils. In several research projects we cooperate across disciplines. The PhD candidates at SOFI are enrolled in the PhD programmes at the Departments of Economics and Sociology.

Much of the research at SOFI has for long been based on large databases which the researchers themselves have built. More about data