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Cassandra Engeman

A higher level of trade union membership speeds up adoption of family leave policies

Societies where more workers are members of a trade union tend to get policies for family leave adopted faster than otherwise. These are the results of a new study.

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Alcohol-related mortality affects people with lower education more

When the alcohol consumption in society increases, alcohol-related deaths also increases. But the increase is not equally spread in the entire population, it particularly affects people with lower education.

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A large lottery win makes us more content with life – but not necessarily happier

To win a large sum of money from a lottery makes people feel more satisfied with their life, and this effect lasts a long time, according to a new study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research.

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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.

SOFI researchers in the media

  • PODCAST: Matthew Lindquist, professor of economics at SOFI, discusses his new research on the health effects of prison, in the latest episode of the Probable Causation podcast.
  • "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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