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.


  • Postdoctoral fellow to Social Policy 2019-04-10 The Social Policy research group is hiring a postdoctoral fellow linked to the project GENPARENT
  • New appointments 2019-02-25 Pierre Deschamps (SciencesPo) and José Montalbán (Paris School of Economics) have been appointed the two advertised positions as post doc/assistant professor in labor economics at SOFI. They will start the 1st of September.
  • Linus Andersson defends his thesis 2019-02-22 On March 8, 2019, at 10.00 in Nordenskiöldsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 12, Linus Andersson will defend his thesis “Essays on Family Dynamics: Partnering, Fertility and Divorce in Sweden”. Faculty opponent is Professor Trude Lappegård, Oslo University.
  • Research visit by Professor Tor Eriksson (Aarhus University) 1-4 April 2019 2019-02-22 Between April 1st and 4th 2019, Tor Eriksson, Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University, will visit SOFI. Tor Eriksson has interests in many research fields; he has, for example, a long career in Labor Economics, in particular, Personnel Economics.
  • Photo: Leila Zoubir, Stockholm University Daniel Fredriksson defends his thesis 2019-01-23 On Friday January 25, 2019, at 10.00 am in William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 14, Frescati, Daniel Fredriksson will defend his thesis “Enabling employment? Drivers and outcomes of active labour market policies in comparative perspective". Faculty opponent is Professor Ive Marx, Antwerp University.

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

Holmlund, H. & Böhlmark, A. 2019. “Does grade configuration matter? Effects of school reorganisation on pupils’ educational experience”, Journal of Urban Economics, 109, 14-26.

Alm, S. & Roxell, L. 2019. "Your Own Personal Jesus? Doctrinal Beliefs Versus Personal Spirituality Among Inmates Involved in the Monastery Route in Swedish Prisons", Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

la Roi, C., Meyer, I. H., & Frost, D. M. 2019. "Differences in sexual identity dimensions between bisexual and other sexual minority individuals: Implications for minority stress and mental health", American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 89(1), 40-51.

Stockwell, T., Sherk, A., Norström, T., Angus, C., Ramstedt, M., Andréasson, S., Chikritzhs, T., Gripenberg, J., Holder, H., Holmes, J. & Mäkelä, P. 2018. "Estimating the public health impact of disbanding a government alcohol monopoly: application of new methods to the case of Sweden". BMC Public Health, 18: 1400-1416.