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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.

Alm tumme

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.

Researcher Susan Niknami

What happens to children with parents in prison?

Approximately one out of ten children who come from a poor background experience at least one time during childhood an arresting of their parent. There is an ongoing study at SOFI on how the life chances of these children are affected.

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.

SOFI reseachers in the media

  • 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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