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Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

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The gender wage gap – worst in high-prestige occupations

The wage gap between women and men are biggest among occupations with high prestige, a study in sociology show. Unlike in other occupational groups the difference has not decreased in this category.

Johanna Rickne Tumme

Women in leadership positions face more sexual harassment

Power in the workplace does not stop women’s exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees.

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Singles without children new risk group for poverty in Sweden

While the risk of poverty among single parents has long been known to be a problem, a new study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) shows that single persons without children also faced a drastic increase in poverty risk. The researchers can now link this increase in poverty to cutbacks in the unemployment insurance.

SOFI researchers in the media

  • "Economists: We need to track the virus". Erik Lindqvist, professor of economics at SOFI, has together with five other economists published a debate article at SvD Debatt (in Swedish).
     
  • Johannna Rickne and Olle Folke at SOFI have together with American and Japanese researchers published a study showing that women are exposed to sexual harassment at work even when they are in leadership positions, which got attention in both Swedish media such as SvD, DN and Aftonbladet, as well as international media like CBS News and The Independent
     
  • The new SOFI study showing a dramatic increase of the risk of ending up in poverty for single persons without children has been noticed in several news media, among others Swedish Radio Vetenskapsradion, Göteborgs-Posten and TT Nyhetsbyrån.
     
  • "A woman who earns less than her partner or doesn’t work at all when they get married is significantly more likely to get divorced if her career suddenly takes off". The Quartz magazine writes about a study by our professor Johanna Rickne and Olle Folke at Uppsala University. Read the article here.

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Data sets at SOFI

LNU data set
SBC data set
SCIP data set
SPIN data set
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