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.


  • Rense Nieuwenhuis 2018-03-05 On February 19, 2018 Rense Nieuwehuis was awarded the title “Docent” (Associate Professor) in Sociology.
  • Ph.D student positions in sociology 2018-02-16 Stockholm university is hiring two Ph.D students in sociology. The positions are located at the Swedish institute for social research (SOFI). Application deadline: 2018-03-01.
  • Jan Sauermann Jan Sauermann awarded “Docent” title 2018-02-14 On February 12, 2018 Jan Sauermann was awarded the title “Docent” (Associate Professor) in Economics.

Latest publications

Nieuwenhuis, R., Need, A. & Van der Kolk, H. 2018. Family policy as an institutional context of economic inequality. Acta Sociologica.

Fallesen, P., Geerdsen, L. P., Imai, S. & Tranæs, T. 2018. "The Effect of Active Labor Market Policies on Crime: Incapacitation and Program Effects." Labour Economics, 2018.

Brunborg, G.S., Norström, T. & Storvoll, E.E. 2018. "Latent developmental trajectories of episodic heavy drinking from adolescence to early adulthood: Predictors of trajectory groups and alcohol problems in early adulthood as outcome". Drug and Alcohol Review, 2018.

Brandén, M., Bygren, M. and Gähler, M. 2018. “Can the Trailing Spouse Phenomenon Be Explained by Employer Recruitment Choices?”. Population, Space and Place.