Intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity

Swedish researchers Jan O. Jonsson and Carina Mood present comparative research on social and economic mobility over time in Sweden.

Intergenerational mobility and equality of opportunity

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Event type: Public Lectures

3 October 2018 from 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm 3rd Oct 2018 12:30pm 3rd Oct 2018 1:30pm

RHLT2, Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House

Even in modern Western nations, children are born with different opportunities in life due to differences in the resources in their family of origin. Swedish researchers Jan O. Jonsson and Carina Mood present their research on social and economic mobility over time in Sweden, making comparisons to the situation in other countries. They cover different aspects of parental socioeconomic resources (e.g., economic resources, micro-classes, and education), and assess the role of children’s education and cognitive and non-cognitive skills.

About the presenters

Jan O. Jonsson is Professor of Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford University and at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University. His research is primarily in social stratification, including educational inequality and social mobility, and in the living conditions of young people.

Carina Mood is Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University. Her research interests include poverty, inequality, intergenerational transmission of advantage, and the welfare and well-being of children and youth, and she is part of the Level-of-living team at SOFI.