The Swedish Institute for Social Research

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Welcome to SOFI

Our research is focused on social policy, welfare, inequality, and the labour market. More on SOFIs research here.


  • The authors of SOFI Doctoral Theses 1 and 100 2018-06-04 Roujman Shahbazian defended his sociology PhD thesis "Sibling Configuration and Adulthood Outcomes: The Case of Two-Child Families" which is the 100th thesis in SOFI's Doctoral Thesis series.
  • Roujman Shahbazian defends his thesis 2018-04-25 On Friday June 1, 2018, at 10.00 am in Hörsal 11, Hus F, Södra huset, Roujman Shahbazian will defend his thesis ‘Sibling Configuration and Adulthood Outcomes: The Case of Two-Child Families’. Faculty opponent is Anette Eva Fasang, Humboldt-University, Berlin.
  • Ingrid Esser appointed Associate Professor (Docent) 2018-04-25 On January March 26 the Faculty of Social Sciences appointed Ingrid Esser to Docent (Associate Professor) of Sociology

Latest publications

Halldén, K. & Stenberg, A. 2018. "The relationship between hours of outsourced domestic services and female earnings: Evidence from a Swedish tax reform." Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (RSSM), vol. 55, 120-133.

Nilsson, T., Allebeck, P., Leifman, H., Andréasson, S., Norström, T. & Guldbrandsson, K. 2018. "Effects on alcohol consumption and alcohol related harm of a community-based prevention intervention with national support in Sweden." Substance Use & Misuse, 53: 412-419.

Norström, T. & Raninen, J. 2018. "Drinking trajectories of at‐risk groups: Does the theory of the collectivity of drinking apply?" Drug and Alcohol Review, 37: S15-S21.

Pape, H., Rossow, I., Andreas, J. B., & Norström, T. 2018. "Social class and alcohol use by youth: different drinking behaviors, different associations?" Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79: 132-136.