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.


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

Magnusson, C. & Nermo, M. 2019. "40 Years of Gender Inequality among Men and Women in High-Prestige occupations – Does the Story Differ among the Young?" In Choroszewicz, M & T. L. Adams (Eds.) Gender, Age and Inequality in the Professions. Exploring the Disordering, Disruptive and Chaotic Properties of Communication. Abingdon: Routledge.

Maldonado, L.C. & Nieuwenhuis, R. 2019. "Single Parents in Context", Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology, edited by Lynette Spillman, Oxford University Press.

Edlund, J. & Lindh, A. 2019. "The ISSP Role of Government Module. Content, Coverage and History", International Journal of Sociology. 49(2), pp. 99-109.

Alm, S. 2019. "Sibling configuration and the right to fail – parental and children’s own scholastic aspirations in different types of families". International Journal of Adolescence and Youth.