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.


  • 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
  • Rense Nieuwenhuis 2018-03-05 On February 19, 2018 Rense Nieuwehuis was awarded the title “Docent” (Associate Professor) in Sociology.

Latest publications

Farm, A. 2018. "Measuring the effect of matching problems on unemployment", International Labour Review

Hjalmarsson, R. & Lindquist, M. 2018 ”Labour economics and crime,” forthcoming in Labour Economics.

Magnusson, C. & Nermo, M. 2018. "From childhood to young adulthood: the importance of self-esteem during childhood for occupational achievements among young men and women". Journal of Youth Studies.

Boschini, A. & Gunnarsson, K. 2018. “Gendered trends in income inequality”, Nordic Economic Policy Review, 100-127 (2018).