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.


  • Two new postdocs to SOFI September 1 2019-09-03 Pierre Deschamps and José Montalban are employed at Avdelningen för Arbetsmarknadsekonomi (AME).
  • Two PhD Student Positions at SOFI 2019-09-03 The Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University hereby invites applications for two doctoral positions in sociology with placement at SOFI.
  • Labor market inclusion in theory and practice 2019-05-24 Forte has granted SEK 8.3 million to the research program Labor market inclusion in theory and practice. The research team consists of Johanna Rickne (PI), Ian Burn, David Neumark, Patrick Button, Jenny Säve-Söderbergh, Wenli Li, Merieke Bos, Emma von Essen, Linna Martén, Charlotta Boström, Emma Heikensten, Anna Sandberg, Karin Hederos, Elina Fergin-Wennberg, Olle Folke, Frances Rosenbluth, Seiki Tanaka, Jan Sauerman och Friederike Mengel.
  • ALL-INCLUSIVE? Cohesion and exclusion in work-life change 2019-05-24 Forte has provided SEK 7.8 million to the research program ALL-INCLUSIVE? Cohesion and exclusion in work-life change. The research team includes Michael Tåhlin (PI), Anton Andersson, Margarita Chudnovskaya, Karin Halldén, Charlotta Magnusson, Ryszard Szulkin and Johan Westerman.
  • SOFI-researchers participate in Pre-Pride panel at Stockholm University 2019-05-20 Ian Burn and Ylva Moberg, researchers at SOFI, will participate in the panel “LGBTQ perspectives on the family and discrimination”. Date: 21 May 2019, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Venue: Sal 4, B-huset plan 3, Södra huset, Frescati

In Memoriam Åsa Rosén

Professor Åsa Rosén, who worked at the Institute for Social Research (SOFI) from 1999 to 2016, has passed away at the age of 57.

Latest publications

Erikson, R. 2019. "How does education depend on the social origin?" In  R, Becker (ed). Research handbook on sociology of education. Edward Elgar. 35-56.

Hjalmarsson, R. & Lindquist, M. J. 2019. ”The Causal Effects of Military Conscription on Crime,” The Economic Journal 129(622), 2522-2562.

Evertsson, M. & Grunow, D. 2019. “Swimming against the tide or going with the flow? Stories on work-care practices, parenting norms and the importance of policies in a changing Europe”, in Grunow, D. and M. Evertsson (eds.), New Parents in Europe: Work-Care Practices, Gender Norms and Family Policies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Çelikaksoy, A. & Wadensjö, E. 2019. “Refugee youth who arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors and separated children: Education and labour market well-being”, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Vol. 9(2), pp. 179–200.

Erlandsson, A. 2019. “Do Men Favor Men in Recruitment? A Field Experiment in the Swedish Labor Market”, Work and Occupations, 46(3), 239–264.